16 year old Sarata Sawo from Beeston has written this poem in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign:
Black is working 10 times harder to get to A
Which a white man gets with a click
You get to A you’re hard to defeat
It’s growing up wanting to be white
As your hair is “nappy”
Your darkness is “ugly”
Did you not know
The darker the berry the sweeter the juice
It’s expressing yourself to others
To then be called “aggressive”
But deep down your are just more passionate
And they are scared of your skin
It’s being told to go back to Africa
Not all of us are african
Most of us were born here too
It’s being told all lives matter
In reality if they did
My people wouldn’t get killed
When black is magic
Black is excellence
Black is beautiful
And black lives matter
This post was written by Sarata Sawo
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9 Replies to “Poem: Black”
Well done is beautifully written, proud Anuty
Wow you Nailed it I’m proud of you
Well done Sarata, we are proud of you
Well done my niece and well said. We are all behind you to give all the support you need.. keep it up
Fantastic you said it all
I am so impressed an so proud of you Sarata
I am sure you have many more beautiful poems and articles to come in the near future.
We are proud of you!
Sara, you’re right! If black lives matter, we won’t be killed like insects
Well done; I enjoyed reading your very powerful message. If only EVERYONE could read it and take notice we might hope for, and look to, a more bright and equal future without any hate and antagonism.
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