Captured and brought from Africa to America
I did not know I was a slave, until I found out that I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do!
BUT, Let US Be Clear, I AM NOT YOUR NEGROE
Because the soul that is within me, no man can degrade.
For these hips have never been enslaved!
They go where they want to go, they do what they want to do.
And even when they kill my body, no man can put my soul in the grave!
For I AM A PHENOMENAL WOMAN that shines in and out in and out in and out of time!
I am Like fine wine in the summer time
whose dreams will not be deferred and dry up like a raisin in the sunshine.
NO! You will not lock me up and throw away the key as if I’m some kind of caged bird that sings…
For I am a free bird that leaps on the back of the skies wings…
WHY SHOULD I BE WHITE?
When I Am already Pure.
Created in His Image and in His Likeness, this Truth I reckon for sure.
I AM BEAUTIFUL! I am black AND I am proud AND I WILL SAY IT LOUD!
To some, I am an invisible Man …I am a man of sub-stance,of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids- and I might even be said to possess a mind!
I Am INVISIBLE (INVINCIBLE).. Understand?
Simply because the world refuses to see me as a Black(Wo)Man.
BUT my black skin refuses to be bought with a fixed price, auctioned off or even set at a bargain
But Wo Man did you forget.. I am a RENAISSANCE,
For now you can just call me…HARLEM!