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"why so mean"

why so mean
she walks
as though
her shit
don't stink
so confused
that's what
they think
thoughts flow
unable to recognize
or to know
poise and beauty
always talking
about her
big ol' booty
"look at her, she know she wrong"
secretly wishing
all day long
they too
were blessed...
keeping her
on her feet
wondering what
it would take
to defeat
this headstrong sista
never realizing
she will never
miss a beat
if only
they took
time to
look at self
would they recognize
their wealth
as a black queen
and dismiss
what they thought
to be so mean

Written by Lynette Jefferies


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