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Vanilla to Black Pearl Necklace

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(Light skin sister):

My beautiful black sisters please love me

I might be light skinned, but You I do see

May not know your struggle may not know your pain

Yet I am a Pearl too on our collective chain.

Please don’t put vanilla in one great big box

We have much to tell when we’re safe to unlock

Some are Black inside, and a spy without

If we could string together we’d have so much clout.

 

(High Yellow brother):

I am down with my brothers I am doing Okay

Sorry that you yellow sisters feel this way

Brothers look at each other on how we roll

We look right through you straight to your soul.

Not our fault we came out this way

We’ve had this curse since slavery days

I know a sister who looks totally white

She fights for blacks both day and night.

 

(Light skin sister):

All of us don’t feel light skin’s a privilege

Especially when you’re not part of the village

I once loved a brother so militant and tough

He loved me and left me I wasn’t black enough.

 

(High Yellow brother):

We love natural black sisters, but no one cares

Woman should pick a man who will protect her lair

We invisible brothers our hearts and souls will bare

But Sisters like the black brothers, nails and long hair

Man should pick a woman who comforts his home

That’s the secret to the hook and we won’t roam

So if you want a man you can take home to mother

Take a second look at vanilla and yellow brothers.

 

(Light skin sister):

Let’s open our eyes and really be smart

No color labels let’s just trust our hearts

People from vanilla to black are only in our race

Let’s use all the pearls and make a new necklace!

 

 

 

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love_supreme says:

Excellent write.

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mlowe5 says:

BEAUTIFUL! LET US FOREVER BE IN THE ONEDERFUL ONENESS THAT WE ARE THE ONEMENT OF OUR SHADES OF WHO WE ARE. GREAT WRITE. THANKS FOR THIS AWARENESS SHARE. ONE. PEACE AND LOVE.
 

Newpanther says:

we as a people are totally delicious in many different flavors... thank you for the reminder!

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