Poetry: 'I Am: The Bible According to A Black Girl'

Poetry: 'I Am: The Bible According to A Black Girl'

 Photography: Danni Fro © 

Poetry from Royal Integrity's collection 'Ample-some' - the idea of being more than enough.


I Am: The Bible According to A Black Girl

1.

I am too much

berry soft

for your sharp hands

and hard hate

and feet crush,

too much brown,

dark-blue Black

for your all-White

stainless hoods;

too much danger

of spreading sweet stains

for your need to cleanse,

contain, control,

too much natural

and sweetness

for your processed tongue.

2.

Soft cam wood Black,

enough healing

for me

and for you, Sister.

3.

Here.

Skin laid

On the lips

Of the sun

ready For the rise

and for the fall.

4.

Sweet little thing.

Melting brown to gold

on soft tongue

yet

tree bark bitter,

spat out

of hardened jaws.

5.

Black like no other.

Black enough

and Good

enough for me--

Perhaps too good

for you.

6.

Doubting Thomas

once, to the Power

Of this dark skin--

I am blessed with

Love and power

so easily intertwined--

Inside and out.


Words by © Chiamaka Amadi


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Royal Integrity is an upcoming organisation that has an ultimate vision of promoting self-love, self-acceptance and self-respect in a world that encourages self-hate and disrespect. Royal Integrity is willing to challenge and silence the voice of society telling us we are unworthy to be heard because we weren't born a certain way. Their personal challenge is to shift your perspective, even if it's just for a second. They want you to see yourself as who you truly are, Royalty, Queens and Kings of this generation, ready to conquer and be heard. 

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