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My Skin

January 23, 2015
By Mockingjay_54 GOLD, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Mockingjay_54 GOLD, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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look at my darkness

look at my skin

look at my beauty

standing next to my kin


look at us all

us all standing here

the night wrapped around us

holding us dear


we sing with the night

we dance with the moon

we make love with the dark

and rest in the shadows cocoon


my skin is my strength

in its darkness i stand

my hair is my crown

each and every strand


my neck is arched

from holding it high

my past is my pain, my pride

arms raised, touching the sky

The author's comments:

Black girls, love the skin you're in. Whether its light as snow or deep and dark as ebony, love your skin. It is beautiful.

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