Poetry Prompt: This Side Of My Skin

No one knows me like you do

I don’t have to try to make you comfortable or rehash my truth

This side of my skin you have the proof

I will shout this from the rooftop

Real love and hip hop

The real ones will hear it

In my veins runs the same brown sugar in my ancestor’s spirit

Will I back down from greatness because you fear it

The answer is no

I gotta let my soul glow

So get with the flow

I am intelligent in my deliverance

This side of my skin rejects ignorance and bitterness

I don’t mean any harm

Not looking to be a savior or a good luck charm

This side of my skin knows the wars that I’ve fought

To be the opposite of everything that critics have thought

I don’t have to try hard to stand firm in my truth

Hop in the booth

Drop this track

Tell you about all the things I survived way back

Its all in the past

I could take you to class

Dodging bullets meant to determine my fate

Still, I graduate from the school of life

A mother and a wife

There is more to be

More to see

Cuts, scrapes and bruised but healed by love

Every untruth I had to dispose of

One shot to your heart without breaking the skin

No one has the power to hurt you like your kin

This side of my skin is resilient

Used and abused only made me brilliant

This side of my skin is the paper and the pen

Some words in the wind

The light in this skin can’t be dimmed

I’d like to think that skin is just skin

That it is about what is within

However, this side of my skin doesn’t like when I pretend

via Daily Prompt: Profuse

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