What do you see when you see me?
An intelligent woman whose free?
A poet with a knack for self expression?
A woman with the right to just be?
What song do you hear from my sweet voice?
Do I sing a song of misery?
Do I sing a song so unfamiliar to you?
Do I sing only of what you want to see?
What do you feel when we’re face to face?
Is it fear that enters your mind?
Or yet, an image of a thug or disgust?
If it is, then why can’t you feel my kind?
Even with endless cruelty, my heart still beats.
I walk forward with my head held high.
Walk with a fist in the air that you see as racist.
But I just call it solidarity, self love, and self pride.
What is it that you see within this body?
And why can’t you just see me?
‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)’ By Marvin Gaye
You Tube: Marvin Gaye VEVO Published On July 5, 2011