February 3, 2004

All As A Black Woman

It seems to me that the world that we have come to be a part of
Serves as a box that intertwines our thoughts but doesnít preserve our culture.
My gender and race are the topics at hand,
Because ever since the beginning of time we have been a shunned issue by man.
But here and now Im going to set the record straight,
Because Im tired of the thought that because youíre a black woman you have a predestined fate.

Now you may look at me and say there is to much pep in my walk talk and sway,
But you seem to forget the fact that god has made me this way.
Oh and by the way my walk talk and sway are of reflection of me,
And I choose to carry myself that way. Cause in morning night and day
I deliver the words that make you think, the body language that makes you wink,
And the for sure Iíve worked out all the kinks,
Because I possess the aura that leaves others hot and hazy.
Cos Im a black woman, hear me roar baby.

Donít begin to think that because I am a woman I am weak,
Just a bit to meek to stand head to head, toe to toe with the head hauncho.
And oh stop again before you begin to analyze my skin.
Im black bright and beautiful, and donít you forget it.
Challengers back down, no trespassing, its forbidden.
Donít think because Im a double negative, something in me is going to give,
Cause you forgot to do your math, two negatives make a positive.
And donít think twice on the fact that I donít have a bulky physique,
Because all that donít mean nothing if your lacking knowledge, your mind is weak
Cos Iíll shake you out your shoes with talks of comradery and ladistical facts.
Iíll hit you will some factoras de una mujer negro, bet you didnít think I could do that.
But I can do it all, break the mold and cut the sands.
You question me and I answer yes, all as a black woman.

Intimidated? Donít be, Im just doing me.
Im just saying cos you might think that, I cant I aint going to let that get to me.
Cause you know that I know, through tribulations and trials,
I can carry all burdens, solve problems that flow longer than the Nile.
Cause Im strong minded, strong hearted, but most of all I am strong in soul.
Mind body and spirit, are three aspects that make me whole.
Because weíve been through it all, a mother, a sister, and a friend.
We have no boundaries, our actions will Never come to an end.
Cause we can do it all, lend a shoulder, or a helping hand.
You question me and I answer yes all as a black woman.

Now fellas I donít mean to dis but you need to be put in your place
And I willingly offer to do it, a black woman of this shared race.
Now we can be your bitches, your sluts, your whores or you hoes
But what value we possess, youíll never really know.
We carry your children and stand by your side
We suck it up and be strong, cause a strong black woman wont cry
Well mend and adjust and be the backbones of your lives.
As much as we need you, you need us.
Were your mothers, your sisters, and your wives.
Were there without argument however the pieces may land
And I know weve all heard the expression theres a good woman behind every good man.
WE love and adore you, endure you bullshit and your pain
WE hold on to your triflin asses while our hearts might break I vain
But yet in still, we have to skill that no other woman possess
When it comes down to it, a black woman will always pass the test.
With love honor and honesty, we prove that we can
You ask me and I answer yes, all as a black woman.

Can I carry on the burdens of life while holding on to my values and virtues?
Yes all as a black woman.

Can I be my creative expressionative, emacullent, brave and down right classy self?
Yes all as a black woman.

Can I endure exploitation because of my double negative composure but still except myself and the unjust stereotypes that are laid upon me?
Yes all as a black woman.

Can I work twice as hard for what I want because I have to, and wont stop until I get what I want? Yes all as a black woman.

Can I be the only woman on earth that makes the female gender looks so good?
Yes all as a black woman.

Tomorrow, can I be sitting in the Oval Office, running a country, a war, and my household all at the same time. Probably not.

But as a black woman I can try cos I have all of the qualifications,
Strong minded, strong willed, outgoing, creative, talented, and down right classy.

So maybe one day I can do all those things but for now Im gonna focus on me,
The best that I can be, with so much more in store.
Cause Im a black woman baby hear me roar.

*This poem is dedicated to the African American woman who represent us well. The ones that go above and beyond was expected. Thanks for reading

Posted by Carla Rae Jackson at February 3, 2004 8:48 PM

Wow carla...that was amazing. Even though I'm not black, I felt very proud, as a woman, reading it. You've got some amazing talent, and some wonderful things to say. Keep it up!

Posted by: Johanna at February 4, 2004 12:30 AM
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