Black and Proud
My skin I wear proudly
’I am black!’, I shall say loudly.
My voice will not be silenced
My dreams won't be sentenced
I won't live in fear of been mutilated
I am black,
Carrying the strength of my father’s back.
I won't shrink when the cops bark,
Nor will I live in a hole till dark.
I’ll live in the day, protesting my mark.
I am black!
Don’t kill me for the melanin you lack
Let me wear my skin freely in the park
Let my opinions be spilled in frank
Let me speak, and not be killed by men in rank.
I am black I say, as bright as day.
Free to be gay, and to pray.
My freedom I won’t give for pay
Accept me or not as you may
Still my life matters everyday!
l am black! I proudly say!