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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

a black poem

My Queen sent me this. I thought it was cool and I wanted to share it.
the original author is RuNell Ni Ebo
the original poem can be found at http://www.geocities.com/smootht.geo/RuNellNiEbo.html
as for the author of this version i do not know.

The Black Prayer This is deep, so take your time.

Why Did You Make Me Black Lord ....Lord ....
Why did you make me black?
Why did you make someone the world would hold back?

Black is the color of dirty clothes,
of grimy hands and feet...
Black is the color of darkness,
of tired beaten streets...
Why did you give me thick lips,
a broad nose and kinky hair?
Why did you create someone who receives the hated stare?
Black is the color of the bruised eyewhen someone gets hurt...
Black is the color of darkness,black is the color of dirt.
Why is my bone structure so thick,my hips and cheeks so high?
Why are my eyes brown,and not the color of the sky?
Why do people think I'm useless?
How come I feel so used?
Why do people see my skinand think I should be abused?
Lord, I just don't understand...
What is it about my skin?
Why is it some people want to hate meand not know the person within?
Black is what people are "Labeled"when others want to keep them away...
Black is the color of shadows cast...
Black is the end of the day.
Lord you know my own people mistreat me,
and you know this just ain't right...
They don't like my hair, they don't like myskin, as they say I'm too dark or too light!
Lord, don't you thinkit's time to make a change?
Why don't you redo creationand make everyone the same?

God's Reply:
Why did I make you black? Why did I make you black?
I made you in the color of coalfrom which beautiful diamonds are formed...
I made you in the color of oil,the black gold which keeps people warm.
Your color is the same as the rich dark soilthat grows the food you need...
Your color is the same as the black stallion andpanther,
Oh what majestic creatures indeed!
All colors of the heavenly rainbowcan be found throughout every nation...
When all these colors are blended,
you become my greatest creation!
Your hair is the texture of lamb's wool,
such a beautiful creature is he...
I am the shepherd who watches them,
I will ALWAYS watch over thee!
You are the color of the midnight sky,
I put star glitter in your eyes...
There's a beautiful smile hidden behind your pain...
That's why your cheeks are so high!
You are the color of dark cloudsfrom the hurricanes I create in September...
I made your lips so full and thick,
so when you kiss...they will remember!
Your stature is strong,
your bone structure thick to withstand the burden of time...
The reflection you see in the mirror,
that image that looks back, that is MINE!
So get off your knees,
look in the mirror and tell me what you see?
I didn't make you in the image of darkness...
I made you in the image of ME!


Felicity said...

It's a lovely poem! very uplifting, thank you for having it on your blog.

SELLY said...

Even i'm not black can see it...very deep meaning. God create us for good reasons no matter skin colour we have. Thank you for the beautiful poem. =)

MysterDancer said...


Your Queen is God's worthy creation indeed!

simone said...

That poem made me tear up. It is so so beautiful.

gorgeousblackwomen said...

so beautiful. that got me choked up a little which is an impressive feat

Anonymous said...

Ken, I read the poem twice and I will be issuing it out to some people at work.
Tell your financee that we loved the poem. BTW, who wrote the poem as some people will wish to know who the author is.
I believe people of color or not can appreciate the poem.

Ann F.

BWtamedKen said...

Hello All,
My Queen can't remember who the author is but if she does I will let you all know.
I enjoy the poem very much also, I have thought about looking for other poems like it that question why some one is white or red headed.

CW said...

Amen & Amen!

BWtamedKen said...

Hello AllI found the original author but thepoemhasbeenchanged slightly from the original.
the original author is RuNell Ni Ebo the original poem can be found at http://www.geocities.com/smootht.geo/RuNellNiEbo.html

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