Little Black Girl

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By Lauren Redditt

Hello little black girl! How beautiful you are!

From the top of your head to your pretty brown feet,

You are a great, big, shining star!

 

You can tell you are different from most people that you see.

Most girls have loose, straight, flowing hair,

And yours is as tight and short and curly as it could be.

 

You can see that most girls have real light skin, and

you swear it glows in the light.

But you just have that dumb old brown skin… … … …

 

No, no, NO! Please change your thinking little black girl!

You shine! You are BEAUTIFUL! You sparkle like the biggest, fattest pearl!

 

No, scratch that. You are a DIAMOND! Not in the rough,

You have already come through all the patches that’ve been tough.

 

That’s how diamonds are made, you know. Carbon goes through heat and pressure,

They have to go through this so that they can become even better.

 

So, don’t be scared of adversity, little black girl!

It makes your brown skin stronger to the harsh realities of the world.

 

So, PLEASE,  little black girl, be proud of who you are!

Stand tall, be proud, and I promise you will go far.

 

Hello little black girl! How beautiful you are!

From the top of your head to your pretty brown feet,

You are a great, big, shining star!