A Black Man's Style

by Aisha

(A salute to the African-American men out there) 

Complexity is his middle name 
Beautiful is his kinky mane 
He wears corn rolls, Afros, twist,
 dreads and low cuts with waves 
Carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders everyday 
Mystery is just his way 
His eyes tell stories of joys and pain 
Financial success his is aim 
His ebony colored skin 
Almond,  Carmel, paper bag brown, mocha chocolate, and 
double fudge, any flavor you can imagine 
He species is a rarity 
His body can be found many different ways 
obese, muscular, skinny, and thick 
His style is so evident 
Whether he drives a Cadillac, Lexus, Honda, or Hummer 
Rims are a must 
He uses words like Ma, peace, crib, kat, tight, i' ight 
Just look at his shoes 
from Timberlands to tennis shoes 
Stacey Adams to Kenneth Coles 
Most of my black brother have soul 
he can C- walk and tootsie roll 
most of my bothers got it going on 
The black man is strong 
he likes jazz, blues, and rap 
his style is forever being imitated   
Yet never has been duplicated 
He is the Black Man 

A Black Man's Style by Aisha

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