Melanin Mama’s

Melanin Mama’s by Lourd.knows

She with skin the color of love
Her, the one who’s been chosen by the sun
Lips of plum
Warrior tongue
With a complexion that tells a story of where we all came from
Woman of fire
Because She can take and create the heat
Brown baby
Thankful to a lady that wouldn’t give up her seat
Yes, Rosa parks to spark up the convo
And Audre Lorde knew before her “your silence won’t protect you”
let this ignite your soul
Ida B Wells said, “the way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon it.”
Be bold
Shine bright
Live in your roots
Galvanize them so no one can claim they are colorblind anymore
you see me?
This is the color of love
The color of strength
The color of brave
Our shades differ
But we are one
And the sun knows it
so our skin glows with it.

<img class="wp-block-coblocks-author__avatar-img" src="; alt="<strong>Lourd.knows

I am a writer/poet, a native New Yorker who resides in Pennsylvania. My writing focuses on my life experiences with racism, discrimination, sexual harassment, addiction, love, loss, self-discovery and motherhood.

Follow my poetic journey on Instagram (@lourd.knows), for “taboo” topics.

In my piece, Melanin Mama’s, read the way I rhythmically talk about the beauty of women of color and the importance of our voices. The poems I write are what I consider poetic justice stories. 

I hope to continue writing and maybe publish a poetry book. We shall see what the universe has in store for me.

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