I Am Good Enough

by Birdie Houston

I am good enough!
What you talking bout?
Did I mutter ? Did I stutter?
I seen you repeatedly
Rolling maximized eyes
Flipping hair arrogantly
as you step directly in front of me
Pretending I don't exist
Signifying I should shuffle to the rear
Overbearing  display
Like I'm not worthy
To pick a brand new copper penny
Off the dusty dirty ground
So I'm black
Your point is?
Starring ...hah?This is not a race issue
We're the same when it comes to shade
Yeah....I'm feeling yah
Believing your to hype to eat
Speak or sit near me
Your really T-R-I-P-P-I-N-G!
Must of have had a real hard fall
A number of headbangers
When you were a baby
Well...your not more and
I'll never be less
I came as  link to this world just like you
Roots....... leaning far back as  Adam,
Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses
Steppings of Eve, Ruth, Cleopatra, Hatsheput
Makeda,Nefertari,Nzingha,Tiye and Queen Nandi
This world started in blackness
That's right blackness....
Total darkness
And the world will end in blackness
Truth of the matter is
I am good enough
So don't let this black silk
Fool you!

I Am Good Enough by Birdie Houston

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