Black as tar and cool as a mint
Confusion beyond measure about why you're so hell bent
On belittling me and my skin
Forcing me into anger due to your ignorance
Leaving you without comprehension
About what my capabilities are
The strength I possess and the intellectual depth that my mind has
I am not just jazz
Scats and Rhythms
I am class, victory, growth and visions
Blessed with what I came with
My melanin may be visible to you but are my attributes?
Do you see my courage or my power?
Or are you afraid of my reign?
You think weak and lifeless and try to get my concurrence
I won't be beaten into believing in your nonsense
You set traps and think I will take heed and follow the trail of darkness
Not this one
I am the pearl of the abyss
I am value
And yes I have a deep hue
The only lost one in this equation is you