On Getting A Natural By Dudley Randall


Below is a poem that I found a few years ago that I loved and want to share with you.


On Getting A Natural By Dudley Randall

She didn’t know she was beautiful,

through her smiles were drawn,

her voice was bells

and her skin deep velvet Night.


She didn’t know she was beautiful,

although her deeds,

kind, generous, unobstructive,

gave hope to some,

and help to others,

and inspiration to us all. And

beauty is as beauty does,

they say.


Then one day there blossomed

a crown upon her head,

bushy, bouffant, real Afro-down,

Queen Nefertiti again.

And now her regal woolly crown declares,

I know

I’m black




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