Don’t Call Me an Angry Black Woman

They call us angry
Dark brown, coils so tight the wind holds
slim waist on wide hips
all this goodness
angry black woman

244 years in physical shackles
to embrace mental ones
society forges walls between us
leaving our black men incarcerated for
killing each other
and our women mad
because while their men fill up the majority
of prisons
the are struggling to raise boys into better

There’s a reason they say
A woman cannot raise a man
The black brothers who do escape the
embrace the media’s portrayal, of the
negative, greedy, black woman
using the lost and naive among us to blow
up this negativity
with video girls who have little to no self
a small percentage of our community

Female MC’s become our mouthpieces
selling fake asses and pussy like water
while our daughters buy into the shit
like thirsty Sahara children chugging
down the bull again and again

Do I sound angry?
I am angry
The angry black woman
Tired of watching my community destroy
from the inside out
Our own ignorance
At the state of my people
A lost generation

No ambition
Driven by a hip hop community
Scouring the names of those who marched
for our freedom
Broken marriages
proud side pieces
flaunting on social media
satisfied with the position of home wrecker
‘God forbid’

But I am the one with the problem
The angry black woman
Dark brown, coils so tight the wind holds
Slim waist on wide hips
all this goodness
Angry black woman

I am Roro Motlhabane on facebook

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