I Am Sandra Bland
Melanated woman, remember who you are.
I am intelligent and strong.
This is my nature
No, I do not see anything wrong
My truths are blunt and very real
Yes, quite honestly, at times it can get hard to deal
This is my truth, how I feel.
You do not have to understand this I am aware
However, I know you perceive it is real
How dare you attempt to handle or speak to me
As if your belittling perception dwindles my value or worth.
You do not have to favor me
you will respect
This is not a request
take it as a demand
I have weathered too much to be tripped by a crack.
I am proud of that
There is no harm in this pride
Naturally bestowed, with love
my existence is blessed with endurance
I am good I got mines,
what can you hold?
My presence is not your burden to bear
If you could,
would you really handle with such lack of care?
Much physical has been lost.
I swell with rage
tears tide like ocean waves.
I am calmed with divine grace.
I remember me.
This, trust and believe to be true,
I am immortal.
I have and always will be.
I was here before you,
you were not here before me.
My existence is not limited to one vessel
nor man’s creation time.
My body is of this magical Earth.
My mind is with the Highest Consciousness.
My soul a spirit of this heavenly Universe.
I am Divinity in its physical course.
Reborn again present and true.
Every brown female was jolted.
We love you.
It was not only you.
One year ahead
this eighties baby was slapped in the heart
drop kicked in the soul.
My goodness, they are really out of pocket, they are out of control.
My God, it is true, they want us all dead.
I am not my ancestor.
However, do not get it twisted, they are with me.
This feels too familiar, their warning to me
Indeed unfortunate for you
I am the Nat Turner,
not today my dude.
You won’t get me.
Britain your kid has gone too far,
America shame is all over you.
My parental roots
Mother Africa and Native Americas( prior to colonizing erosion)
say no more!
I do not have to prove to anyone
any aspect of me,
do realize this you will let me be!
Pasts cannot be undone
there is no need to dwell
the present is right now
Take a look around
I am still here.
Living fine and well.
This is my nature, do remember.
I did not and do not have to rob, steal, kill, or lie.
I did not and do not have to give, provide, love or tell the truth.
My existence is warranted all I am provided
accept this truth
If you do not understand,
no love lost.
Continue on your way
we have no need to talk.
I see you, you see me.
Respect, at times
that is all it
needs to be.
I will give
when given to me.
This world is tarnished
The coating unnatural.
I am the cleansing rain.
I am woman.
I am melanated.
I will and do stand my natural given ground
to exist in safety and peace
I will tear this world down
just to restart it again.
Nature is my mother,
do not try me.
My soul cried the day I read you died in my heart I knew they lied
My essence spoke but I was too weak act
Forgive me love
I love you. I thank you. You are strength
You woke what I could not put back to sleep
I heard my ancestors drum in the silence where your heart beat once danced
I’ll take it from here, you rest now in your joy and peace
You fulfilled your mission as you always have, your way with no regrets
I offer my respects and solace in the form of carrying on all you represent
You are never forgotten
You are loved
You are healed
Your life was felt
You are very real
I am grateful for your strength
I now give mine with just as much intensity
reflection of me
Goddess Sandra Bland
I am you
you are me
World, thank you
I am awake
I am up now
I am done speaking with you.