Is an enlightening realization
The chains that came through an emancipated proclamation
The struggle of the educated brown woman
The one who raised her hand to be first
When is she acknowledged ?
Is it after she excels in her work ?
Time in time again almost perfectly
Or is it the moment she breaks free from bondage of oppression ?
When is she allowed to speak ?
Why is she labeled offensively when she does ?
Fighting to be free
With the only choice to disagree
Though not still
Fighting against the stereotypes
Facial expressions often reveal
Experiences that are hard to prevent
Racism is prevalent
Dreaming of the world her kids will exist in
Praying she gives them enough history
Without taking them back
Without harming their memory
Decisions she must make
Holding on to faith that the world tries to take
What does it cost when it’s supposed to be free ?
How do you fight for her when her is me?