Black is Black

I am proud to be on the margin of gender identity as black is black,
I am compassionate in the face of abuse & black is black,
I will rise to the occasion of living a fuller life as black is black,
I do not know how to bury my head in shame as black is black,
I will not want in the face of wild threats as black is black,
I will not kowtow to gain anyone’s approval as black is black,
I will go wherever I must with head held high as black is black,
I am a civilian, I fight to maintain the underdog’s decorum as black is black,
I am not judgemental of your foibles; do not question mine as black is black,
I was born free and do not go every where in chains as black is black,
I am a Grace Jones look alike I am told; strong, as black is black,
I will own my own in front of sad ingrained hatred as black is black,
I am prove that no one condition is an island as black is black,
Whatever you think is immaterial as black is black is black is black.

Mia Nikasimo ©2011