Poetry isn’t a strong suit of mine, so today I’m going with another poem. Next week I might find a prompt and write a scene based on it. Then I’ll leave a prompt of my own.
Brown and Bold/Diversity *
If I’m the hero of my own story
how come no one who looks like me
ever gets to play the lead?
Am I only a star
when you can’t justify putting a white face
to the voice of a girl
with a wide nose and thick curly hair?
I control the narrative
and with my words
believe that you can be beautiful, brown, and bold.
Understand that I want to tell my tale
not take away your narrative.
*I’m not sure which title I like better. I need to play with metaphors and imagery more, but I wanted this to be somewhat straightforward. Sometimes (often) people don’t get/ respond to subtlety.