Dear Black Girl,

Your rich chocolate and creamy skin shines. No matter what shade you are
God made you to be beautiful just the way you are because that is how you
Were made. I may have a different skin tone than yours and the jagged scar
On yours is a reminder you fight a hard battle for every breath you have to
Take. Nobody understands your pain and frustration because it goes back
Generations to the bloodshed your ancestors faced. I am sorry for all that
Because you did nothing to deserve any of it, but never let that backtrack
Your progress or your steps forward today. You are like a stealthy bobcat,
Strong and the world treats you like you the enemy. You never understand
Why you are labeled as loud or angry or being such a thing as headstrong.
Those labels are wrong. Why canít the world let you have your own brand?
If you are still reading this YOU should never lose hope. You have a long
Road ahead of you, but it is your journey. It is your path and the glimmer
In your eyes that cannot be torn apart or dulled like an unsharpened pencil.
You face your challenges head on. Girl, you are a champion and swimmer
Heading to the shoreline. Become an artist as you create your own stencil.
You are sexy and you are magnificent. You are smart and you are fire. You
Can be anyone you want to be. You are someone real, authentic and true.
Never let anyone take away your story and your truth. You are glorious.


The girl who is in your corner
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