This is a video Produced in an effort to offer the world hope in such a time as this. My hope is you’re find the inspiration and encouragement you need to move forward.
Every morning, with the aid of his walker,
the old man took his morning stroll.
To him, morning strolls meant more than
just a routine, they were his elixir.
Around the same time every morning
a stranger passed by him.
But, instead ofthe old man seeing the jogger,
he saw his shadow as a mirage of hope.
I’ll admit I can’t sing as I desire, so
I’ll leave singing to those I admire.
I’ll just keep my dancing shoes on, and
I’ll do a little dance to R & B songs.
But, if I could sing…
I’d sing when a song spring forth.
I’d sing out loud walking down the aisle.
I’d sing along with the sparrows when I wake up.
I’d sing with the crows until I fall asleep.
I’d sing gospel on weekdays.
I’d sing songs of praise without a reason.
When I am happy or sad, I’d sing blues.
I’d sing a little jazz, too.
I’d write my own love songs to sing along.
I’d sing them acapella like a diva anywhere.
I’d sing in a crowd without anyone asking.
I’d sing karaoke at anyone request.
Oh, if I could sing, I would!
Black Girls, Brown Girls, Dark Girls,
come in all shades of darkness.
Some in shades of Black, Brown,
Caramel, Red, and Yellow.
Some tall, short, round,
and some are thick, thin, and curvy.
Some are intellectual, musical,
inspirational, sensational, and motivational.
Some are mothers, sisters, grandmothers,
teachers, pastors, writers, artists, leaders,
executives, administrators, friends, wives,
doctors, lawyers, scientists, entertainers,
athletes, CEOs, Congresswomen, and the
Some are hurt, rejected, segregated,
despised, hated, loved, celebrated,
liberated, married, divorced, single,
manipulated, encouraged, and discouraged.
Some have failed, in cells, been to jailed.
Some were burned, killed, raped, mutilated,
Some demonstrated, birthed nations, raised
their babies and other folks babies.
Some have long hair, short hair, curly hair,
nappy hair, kinky hair, wavy, and weaves.
Some are sometimes happy, sad, excited,
delighted, belligerent, diligent, militant,
anxious, suspicious, malicious, meticulous,
ridiculous, talented, creative, successful,
classy, sassy, talkative, sensitive, insensitive,
sensual, sexy, spiritual, holistic, charismatic,
charming, and gracious.
But, all of them know how it feels to be
a Brown girl.
When the world seems cruel,
Always keep a room
prepared for peace
in your inner soul.