Affirmation: Blackness

I am surrounded by blackness.
This is a good thing,
For black is beautiful.
Though many are afraid
Of the dark and seek
To dispel it with illumination;
Though outsiders search
For ways to conquer
The Dark Continent;
Though hatred pierces
Black skin; though enemies
Attempt to subjugate the black mind;
Through it all, blackness will
Forever remain beautiful.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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