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And Black women!
the wet shining beauty
brown eyed and ebony hued
you mothers, sisters, wives, lovers all
we revere you, need you/build
stronger manhoods more worthy of you
than has been our fate to be in years
recent past, cowardly living like sheep
no longer, we rise with the noble
intentions of taking you into our
arms, into our homes, into
black families (...this propaganda of
words will sound strange to all who
do not know or realize the worth of
our beautiful black women) perhaps,
this poem can open the eyes of some
young Afro American to the beauty
of the black girl living in his
community; we have only to look with
our eyes & quit using a foreign
myopic blue eyed aesthetic and we will
see ourselves, and love ourselves

Written by Kalamu Ya Salaam


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