Aaliyah SantiagoJoseph

Rookie (August 26,1981 / Newark, New Jersey)

My Black Man - Poem by Aaliyah SantiagoJoseph

My Black Man
I know times are hard for you
I know you got dreams and goals too
I know you feel pain but I do too
No one truly knows what you go through
But I know you’ve got the blues (Repeat 4x’s)
My Black Man
Its okay cuz mama loves you
My Black Man
Its okay cuz I love you
Your children do too
We got ya back when no one else do
You’re beautiful
From the top of your head to the bottom of your feet
Your love so sweet
Baby no need to run from me
I just want to love you tenderly
Show us the way
The path to brighter days
You are our souljahs
So fine, you take my breathe away
I pray you stay cuz we need you
We need you
I need you

Your skin, your smile, your eyes, your style, the way you kick game, the way you wild out, your chin, your clothes, your Timbs, your scent,
Damn, you drive me wild
Ooooh Chile’
Ooooh Child
Things are gonna get easier
Things will get brighter
Black Man
My Black Man
Stop treating “us” bad
The women who died to have you
Who struggled to take care of you
And your brothers too
Love Is me, Love is you
Get rid of the anger and let some of it grow in you
I love you
I love you
I love your intelligence
Your perseverance
To do what you have to, to make it
Natural Born Hustler, My Brother
Always cool, calm and collected
Until someone cross’em, then they be vexed
Love the swagger
No matter the hood cuz it’s all good
Pray you stop blaming “the man” for your issues
No excuses
Cuz he didn’t put the gun in your hand
Tell you to pull the trigger
Didn’t tell you to rob the local drug dealer
And he didn’t tell you to rob the pizza man
Can I get a AMEN?
Your decisions impact not only your life, but those around you
Come’on dude
It’s like a Domino effect
One fall, we all fall
We are a family
Extended maybe
But family, all the same
Black Man, Black Man
Stand up beside your Black Queen
And show us what a man is supposed to be
What Black Love really looks like
Show our sons what it means to be a King
Show our daughters how a King treats his Queen
Raise her self-esteem so she can’t tolerate BS
Shit life is so stressed
I just wanna be your safe haven
The one you can trust
Your Bonnie to your Clyde
The one with who you ride
Get it together Black Man
Love who you are and who we be
Let’s expand this family tree
I love you Black Man
How about loving me?

© Copyright-September 2,2007
For: Platinum Writers and Publishing

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 29, 2011

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