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“Her” by Shekinah Reed

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Shekinah Reed
Senior Shekinah Reed is a talented writer who is not afraid to show some expression

Her jaw

Is strong

& set

Like my people

When

We stood up

& balled up

A fist

 

Her lips

R thick & when they move

She speaks only of

How proud she is

How proud my people R

Proud of how far we have come

 

Her nose

Is wide

& nostrils flared

4 whenever she thinks

She thinks of Grandma Rose

& her fight 4 justice

 

Her cheekbones

R high & sharp

Holding up

The lousy weight

Of the world

 

Her eyes

Twinkle & brighten

4 she knows

How grateful her children will B


Her eyebrows

R thick & arch 

When she laughs just because she’s free 2 do so

 

Her hair

Is beautifully thick & only a wide-tooth can give it life

 

Her skin is shaded & that shade is what gives her purpose

 

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    Simone CummingsApr 6, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Shekinah,
    I absolutely loved your poem! Thanks for sharing your art!!!

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