Mary T Ayegbusi

Stereotypes Of A Mad Black Woman - Poem by Mary T Ayegbusi

Look at me
What do you see?
Do you see a beautiful woman or a loud, ignorant woman?
Please, I beg you, don’t be quick to judge. See I’m not like the rest of them you talk about.
I wouldn’t cut you
I wouldn’t steal from you,
And I damn sure wouldn’t be ignorant like you.
I see you creating negative images about me, why is that?
Is it because I’m a couple shades darker than you, or is it because I have a unique glow to my skin and I might outshine you.
Of course I’ll outshine you; it’s what I do best!
My skin is soft, silky, and smooth and I love it.
But please, I beg you, don’t be quick to judge.
Look at me
Now, what do you see?

Comments about Stereotypes Of A Mad Black Woman by Mary T Ayegbusi

  • Manuel Odeny (6/15/2010 6:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem my sister, the skin may be darker but all palms are white making it known that what the hand finds to do, no matter the skin, will be perfect. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 19, 2009

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