IF A BLACK MAN DIES

This poem is strictly correlated to the poem entitled Dear American World. Please, read it beforehand.

Know that it wasn't necessarily his fault

If a black man dies, 

Know that he might have children

waiting for him at home

If a black man dies, 

Know that he could have had a light to share 

If a black man dies,

Know there are some things

he might have wanted to repair 

If a black man dies, 

Know that he might have spread love, 

coming from above

He might have changed the world 

if he hadn't been a victim of his "color" 

If a black man dies, 

Know that he had a life, 

a human life, 

just like you and I. 

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_______________________________

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

You are beautiful, 

Your skin is not too dark

for you to feel meaningful.

They washed our brains with that light skin sheet

But the truth is, that ain't it. 

You are Beautiful, Powerful,

Desirable, Unbreakable. 

No man on earth should ever have to complain

That He used so much creativity to paint us and

I don't ever want to hear that phrase

"You're beautiful for a dark skinned girl,"

coming from any of my brothers

"You're beautiful for a black girl."

Who are you, sir 

to put such diminishment on my sisters? 

We're beautiful

because you don't hold the standards.

We are beautiful, 

made by the Creator of the stars. 

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