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" Black Is My Blackness"

Updated on September 9, 2013

"Black Is My Blackness''

My blacknes is really beautiful It's the essence of me  and you.
My blacknes is really beautiful It's the essence of me and you.
My blackness is black and my color is black and there is nothing wrong with that.
My blackness is black and my color is black and there is nothing wrong with that.

"Black Is My Blackness"

Black is my blackness

That I owned from birth

God sent me here from new found earth.

Black is my blackness

From a distant and violent pass

The white of your skin and the blackness of mines always clashed.

Black is my blackness

It's a beautiful and a true reality

That's a constant reminder of my captivity.

Black is my blackness

The color that I own

Even though no decent respect was shown.

Black is my blackness

Because of the content of my character and the black color of my skin

Caused trouble for us, that almost never end.

Black is my blackness

That I can reach out and touch

Even though, it mentally hurt me so much.

Black is my blackness

And all that I can be

Being black, feeling free and always loving me.

Benny Faye Douglass (C) Copyright 2011

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for your precious visit and comment, I appreciate you and I'm glad you like the poem. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

      Simply awesome creative59, your words are strong and lyrical. Excellent work!!!

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you HP, for your visit and blessed comment, I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Here is the beauty of words and beauty of self respect.

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      Beautiful, rated up. Self-acceptance is a beautiful thing.

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Dr. Ope, I appreciate you, your visit and comment. God bless you. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Jan di, for your visit and comment. We might not have the same skin color, but the blood is all red. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Olive Ellis 6 years ago

      Simply beautiful . Very creative, creativeone59! Keep writing

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Ruby, I couldn't have said it so beautifully. Thank you for your visit and comment. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Tamarajo, for your visit, comment and compliment. I appreciate you. God bless you. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Dynamics, for your visit, comment and beauytiful words of praise. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Eiddwen, for your visit and comment, I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Micky, for your beautiful words of wisdom, I'm touched. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you rajan, for your visit and comment. God bless you. creativeone59

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Benny Faye, You said it so well

      Only from blackness

      Your words be told so well

      You are proud of who you are

      You should be

      You are a bright shining star

      The color of the skin, white,black,red,yellow, or brown

      All God's children

      Together are bound

      We are all one in the eye's of our Creator

      No one is first

      No one is greater

      We will all mingle in Heaven one day

      No color noticed

      Just the beautiful day.

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      Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

      Your beautiful Faye!! summed up well in this line.

      "Black is my blackness

      It's a beautiful and a true reality"

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      Dynamics 6 years ago

      Creativeone59, this is a beautiful affirmation of your acceptance of your blackness and it is awesome. Although many have cchallenged the notion of 'blackness' and what it really means, you have embraced it with all its gifts and pain - that's a beautiful realization. So go on with yoru beautful you, live and shine your BLACKNESS in the world. I love it.

      Beautiful poem. Rated up...

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant !

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Oh - this blackness is SOOOO beautiful!

      Give me my espresso! No sugar! No cream! I want it black!

      Is it the richness, that fullness that man does lack?

      Don't water down my truth, my future, or past.

      Give me the essence of Earth and God, and let's hold it fast!

      Give me all the true colors of God's rainbow.

      Make these colors bold- so that your truth - will show!

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      rajan2011 6 years ago

      aiways believe in u

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