Beautiful Black Man

I know you’ve been through hell
…on your way to heaven
Tired of the same ‘ol manna
and the consistent lack of leaven

Hey,
You’re sweeter than you think
You’re sweeter than they know
Your smile is the best contrast
In this dark world, fa sho

Home-grown like cocoa
Fresh-brewed like coffee
So smooth like onyx and caramel
And a lil’ tough like toffee

Well don’t you sound good?
Yea, it’s ’cause you are
No need to check snopes
to find out you a star

Many sons had Father Abraham
It’s easy to forget
That you are one
of the mighty men of valor
who was surely sent

To the earth with a purpose
to lead an army to the King
to shine His light so bright
and demand freedom ring

Keep your head up
And your hand on the plow
We can’t afford for you to forfeit now

Hey,
You’re sweeter than you think
You’re sweeter than they know
Your smile is the best contrast
In this dark world, fa sho


©2020 • Chan’tel Nikole Grayson

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