"Black is my Pride"

By Lebogang Manganye
Category: Inspirational

Me being black is a laughter for others,
Why black? when i could have been some color.
Is being black hate or love?
Is it hardship for me to be black?

I’m Black and I’m Proud!
Not because i have choices,
But, Because this color is me!
It’s me who carries it around,
It’s me who introduces it to the world.

Was i made stronger to work for other?
Am i black to be scared of and hated?
No! , my blackness is a joy for many.
My blood is black for a reason.
My hair is black for a good cause

I’m here as i am, an always will be, black!
I come to stay and be happy,
Not be reminded of my sorrows.
Why not remind me of my success in life?
I was born black and i change not!
Not for you to feel safe with me,
Not for you to welcome me!

I am who i was created to be.
My nations praises my darkness,
because it is the symbolism of the truth about me!
My persona is judged by my skin!
My future is based on my skin!

If i were something i wouldn’t be black.
And i rather be black to be myself.
Yes no one is of my nature,
When i enter everyone looks,
not because i am good looking
but the black skin makes a statement of pride!
Proud to be who i am and stay who i am.

Never change who you are.
Your image is the lives of others past you!
You carry a dream long lived before you were!
You hold the faith of more to come!
Yes that truth in you is the beacon of light for other!

Many look in a dark tunnel and see no light,
If i were there i would lead the nation.
For i am one with the world of darkness.
It is i as i am it, but the truth is i hold the beacon of light through it!

I’m not only black on the outside,
Inside I’m black for my will to live,
My heart is filled with the spirit to give,
Most of all the joy is filled inside!

Why we’re black is why we are so happy even in hard times of dark world of sorrow.
I am black for the pride of this world!


Copyright © 2007 Lebogang Manganye

"Black is my Pride"

Lebogang Manganye

Terenure, South Africa

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