The Black Prayer
The Black Prayer
This is deep, so take your time.
Why Did You Make Me Black LordLord .. Why did you make me black?Why did you make someonethe world would hold back?...Black is the colour of dirty clothes,of grimy hands and feet......Black is the colour of darkness,of tired beaten streets...
Why did you give me thick lips,a broad nose and kinky hair?Why did you create someonewho receives the hated stare?
Black is the colour of the bruised eyewhen someone gets hurt...Black is the colour of darkness,black is the colour of dirt.
Why is my bone structure so thick,my hips and cheeks so high?Why are my eyes brown,and not the colour of the sky?
Why do people think I'm useless?How come I feel so used?Why do people see my skinand think I should be abused?Lord, I just don't understand...What is it about my skin?Why is it some people want to hate meand not know the person within?
Black is what people are "Labeled"when others want to keep them away...Black is the colour of shadows cast...Black is the end of the day.
Lord you know my own people mistreat me,and you know this just ain't right...They don't like my hair, they don't like myskin, as they say I'm too dark or too light!
Lord, don't you thinkit's time to make a change?Why don't you redo creationand make everyone the same?
God's Reply:
Why did I make you black? Why did I make you black?
I made you in the colour of coalfrom which beautiful diamonds are formed...I made you in the colour of oil,the black gold which keeps people warm.
Your colour is the same as the rich dark soilthat grows the food you need...Your colour is the same as the black stallion andpanther, Oh what majestic creatures indeed!
All colours of the heavenly rainbowcan be found throughout every nation...When all these colours are blended,you become my greatest creation!
Your hair is the texture of lamb's wool,such a beautiful creature is he...I am the shepherd who watches them,I will ALWAYS watch over thee!
You are the colour of the midnight sky,I put star glitter in your eyes...There's a beautiful smile hidden behind your pain...That's why your cheeks are so high!
You are the colour of dark cloudsfrom the hurricanes I create in September...I made your lips so full and thick,so when you kiss...they will remember!
Your stature is strong,your bone structure thick to withstand theburden of time...The reflection you see in the mirror,that image that looks back, that is MINE!
So get off your knees,look in the mirror and tell me what you see?I didn't make you in the image of darkness...I made you in the image of ME!
by RuNett Nia-Ebo
this poem was inspired by Genesis1:26-27 written an unknown Artist..
Genesis 1:26 and 27And GOD said, "Let Us make man in Our image, and after Our likeness. So GOD created man in His own image, male and female He created them.