Black as the Night

Black as the Night

By: Jennifer Link

We are black as the night

Although we come in all shades

Standing on the shoulders of giants, that’s the only reason I’m where I’m at

Sharecropping seems so far away

But only because I stand on my daddy’s shoulders, he’s the son of a sharecropper

My granddaddy worked in a field all of his life

Literally, he went to work in a field the day he died

Yet here I am

Dope as ever, making moves

I am free in ways my forefathers never could be

I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams

And I’m still dreaming

I’ve not yet arrived

I’ll be making black history til the day I die


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