Little I have been told you cannot do this
You can’t write
You can’t be heard
Your voice in not powerful enough
Asking WHY was the biggest mistake I have ever made
“You are black, you are Afrikan, you are a girl”they answered
I went to school
Became good student
Spoke in front of people even older would listen
Then I found my pen
I started my writing journey
I wrote poems
Wrote down my thoughts
And today I am wondering
Who am I?
Ain’t I a black Afrikan girl?
I believe that I am a black Afrikan girl
And I am proud to be
Does my writing make me any different?
No, it shows that we are not who others think we should be
I am the black Afrikan girl
Who reaches out for her dreams
I am that black Afrikan girl
Who went passed the limits set by her society and made them proud of her.
Yeah this is who I am
A black Afrikan girl