I Love You Because

Poem by JohnRah222. Find his poetry here: http://ebonysingles.com/poetry/poetry_read.cfm?page=poetry_view&mid=63782

 

I Love You Because

I LOVE
YOU NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR BEAUTY,

YOUR STYLE THAT SEEMS TO INTICE MINDS

WITH THOUGHTS OF PASSION OF ALL THAT

VIEW YOU…

NOT BECAUSE OF THE WAY YOUR EYES MESMERIZE AND
CAUSE SO MANY TO PURSUE

YOU…

NOT EVEN HOW YOUR AROMA PROVOKES

FANTASIES OF BLISS IF KISSING YOU…

YOU SEE I LOVE YOU FROM YOUR GREATEST

MOMENTS TO YOUR WEAKEST POINTS.

FOREVER WILL I ADORE THEE, WHILE THEE

MY LORD HAS BLESS TO ANOINT.

I LOVE YOU FOR THE QUEENS THAT YOU ARE

AND BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU’VE ENDURED

OVER HISTORY OF YEARS.

TO ENSURE OUR SURVIVAL AS A PEOPLE TIL

THIS VERY DAY.

THRU THE BEATING, THE RAPES, THE MURDERS

BUT TO MENTION A FEW IF I MAY.

FOR YOU REFUSE TO DIE-OUT DURING OUR

VOYAGE OF SOME 12 WEEKS, THRU THE BLOOD

AND TEARS THAT YOU CRIED OUT.

UNYIELDING IN YOUR FAITH, YOUR STRENGTH

WHEN WE MEN WERE IN DOUBT,

I LOVE YOU…

BECAUSE YOU WERE PLACED IN CHAINS NOT

FIT FOR ANIMALS WHILE BEING RIPPED FROM

YOUR TRIBES.

RIPPED FROM YOUR CHILDREN YOUR FAMILY

RIPPED FROM THE ONES WHO KNEW YOU AS

BRIDES.

FOR THREE 3 WHOLE MONTHS YOU ENDURED

THESE ATROCITIES, THESE WRETCHED ACTS.

ENDUREED WITH YOUR BLACKMEN CHAINED TO

THE HULL OF SHIPS WITH BUSTED HEADS AND

RIDDLED FLESHED BACKS.

BECAUSE YOU HAD TO STAND NAKED TO BE LAUGHED AT
AND MADE FUN OF BY MOBS OF

WHITE FOLK.

CONSIDERED NASTY UNLESS YOU WERE

BRESTFEEDING A WHITE BABY NOT AIN’T

THAT A JOKE.

OUR WHOLESOME ESSENCE PASSED THROUGHOUT

THEIR MASSES.

WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY WHITE GIRLS

ARE WALKING AROUND WITH BLACK GIRL TYPE

ASSES.

BECAUSE YOU DID WHAT YOU HAD TO DO TO

ASSURE THE CONTINUATION OF OUR BLOODLINE

I LOVE YOU.

BECAUSE YOU WERE MADE TO WORK IN FIELDS

PICKING THEIR COTTON.

FROM SUN UP TIL SUN DOWN WITH BLISTERED

HANDS AND FEET THAT WERE RAW TO ROTTEN.

AND TO THINK YOU JUST HAD A BABY 3 HOURS

AGO.

WAS’NT PERMITTED TO TAKE OFF OR GO SLOW.

BECAUSE YOU HAD TO SOMETIMES SLEEP WITH

THE ENEMY FOR EXTRA FOOD FOR HUNGERED

CHILDREN OR CHILD…AND THIS WENT ON FOR AWHILE.

CALLED BITCHES AND WHORES WHILE ALL THE

TIME IGNORING THE FEEBLE HUMPING ATOP

YOU BY THIS SOUL-LESS BILE.

CAUSE MOST OF THE TIME YOU WERE

FORBIDDEN TO HAVE A BLACKMANS HELP,

YOU FENDED FOR SELF AND CHILD UNSTRAYED.

KINDA LIKE ALOT OF YOU THAT FEND HERE THIS VERY
DAY.

AND AFTER ALL THAT YOU’VE DONE AND BEEN THRU…

I TOO OFTEN HEARING A BLACKMAN SAY THE WORDS
CALLING YOU A BITCH OR WHORE.

FORGETTING THAT THOSE SAME WORDS WERE

PLACED UPON YOUR SOUL HUNDRED OF YEARS

AGO AS YOU FIRST STEPPED FOOT ON THIS

SHORE.

NOT REALIZING THAT THOSE WORDS MAKE

REFERRENCE TO ALL THE BLACK WOMEN THAT

INDURED DEATH AND PAIN BASED JUST ON

BEING BLACK AND A WOMEN.

I LOVE YOU FOR WHAT THOSE MEN ARE NOT SEEING.

YOUR TRIUMPHS, YOUR VICTORIES, YOUR

FAITH AND STRENGTHS WITHOUT EXPRESSING

BLAME.

I WILL LOVE YOU ALL THE SAME AND NEVER

CALL YOU OUT OF YOUR NAME…

I OWE YOU MY LOVE JUST BECAUSE…

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