This Diminished Black Woman


This black woman struggles
Weak from all the weight on her shoulders
This black woman struggles
Deaf from all the lies he told her
This black woman hurts
Sore from all the walks to the "alter"
This black hurts
Blind from the all the times she didn't see her father
This black woman cries
Poor from all the love that didn't feed her soul
This black woman cries
Being all too young to feel this old
This black woman is too broken
Eager to care and quick to forgive
This black woman is too broken
Accepting anything for anything to feel
This woman is too naive
Picking up all the world's slack
This woman is too naive
Because this diminished woman is too black.

Where can she go without standing out
Her bodacious curves and full lips can't hide
The men break down her wall, and touch her all about,
She gets used again and suddenly fiends for some pride
She refuses to release this burden and gives in yet again
But what can you expect from a diminished, black, woman

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