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By: Carlton A. Armistad

By Andrew LittlePublished 2 months ago 2 min read
"Courtesy of FB Page featuring Black Art June 2022."


Sultry and rare in richness, thickness and taste

Strut, I strut and swish from the pertness of my fine fine ass

Walk filled with My ebony build and proud to display in every which way

I'm Black.


Struggle; the world birthed Me into this struggle

So I had to burst its negative bubble and live in hope

When segregation brought Me and Mine centuries of aggravation, sufferation

Neglect was served as a staple feeling in Our Households and mouse-holds

Between the rape, whipping and Lynching's, We were given several promises you'd fix things

Good thing We were built with thick skins & wide eyes to clearly see you're dodgy dealings

Clearly seeing We were under attack, knew straight away with delay, its because We were Black.


Butchered & Poisoned, Murdered and Ravaged, Injustice after Injustice taught Us to be Savage

Mothers watched as their children taken, raped, beaten and then hung like an animal

Lies on top of lies You filled our daily thoughts with, saying you were better, faster, perfectly crafted & We were the 'Sin'

Captured from our Motherland and dragged to all parts of the world, robbed of our Names, lives and livelihood

As some of cried to see some us dying the journey on a big wooden boat, brought sickness to our bodies and bile in our throats

It would take another 150 years of subjugation, for Us to be given the rights and respect as equal members of this Nation.


Talent, and ingenuity brought earned opportunities which we used to prove you Wrong

That No matter what to Us You do, We don't want to be You, leave us to sing our Own Song

Inventors, Artists, Actors and Doctors; we deliverance brilliance while over-coming indifference

Celebrating, dancing and gyrating as We can see how You've Manipulated, mutilated and dissected Us

Look at the sheer shock that lingers on your face, to learn to know, that from the Black Woman came all of the Human race.

Beautiful, bold and black, and take Note on this quote 'its true that Black don't crack'.

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About the Creator

Andrew Little

Carlton A. Armistad is the pseudonym for Andrew R. Little. I prefer writing under this as it allows me to look at any body of work I complete separate to my personal day-to-existence, and safeguards my relationships and family.

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