I am proud to be a negro.

Yes, I am a Negro

I am a negro
I say it with pride
I cannot my colour hide
its radiant blackness does glow.
I am tropically designed,
and from taunts I am resigned.
I love my natural label,
it rings my pride like a bell.
My frame is black and lovely,
I am feminine and curvy.
My rare Baartman's curves are awesome,
despite my colour being 'loathsome.'
My labour in the scorching field
was worth a trans-Atlantic risk.
I enriched the west with my yield.
My hard labour did slip my disc.
I am Africa's black gold,
and on this heritage I hold.
I am black and proudly so,
that is who I am, a negro!!

Poetry by Joseph Ogbonna
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Written on 2023-10-06 at 21:22

Tags Negro  African  Black 

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Not only lovely in body and spirit, but lovely at rhyming as well, lovely at wonderful lines:

"I am tropically designed,"
"I am Africa's black gold,"

and humor:

"My hard labour did slip my disc."

I love this poem, bookmarked.