I’m dark, I’m power
I embrace the hope to empower
To accept, to acknowledge, to appreciate
For I’m not just a “color”, doomed by fate
My skin color is my asset, my pride
Though my unvoiced emotions, vividly pictured “apartheid”.
Amidst dark mist and fragmented dreams, I rejoice with glee
Causing the deep-rooted hatred and apathy to flee.
I’m unconventional, I’m unique and I’m “me”
I implore all, please let me be “simply me”.
For dark skin is charming, alluring and bold
Camouflaging million inspiring stories untold.
I’m the hopeful dark that precedes golden sunrise
Soothing the restive soul and caressing the gleaming eyes!
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