Wednesday, May 5, 2021

To a brown girl....

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<em style="box-sizing: border-box;">To a Dark Girl</em>&nbsp;by Gwendolyn B. Bennett</h2>

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I love you for your brownness<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />And the rounded darkness of your breast<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />I love you for the breaking sadness in your voice<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />And shadows where your wayward eye-lids rest.</div>

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Something of old forgotten queens<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />Lurks in the lithe abandon of your walk<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />And something of the shackled slave<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />Sobs in the rhythm of your talk</div>

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Oh, little brown girl, born for sorrow’s mate<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />Keep all you have of queenliness<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />Forgetting that you were once were slave<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />And let your full lips laugh at Fate!</div>

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