Unapologetically Black

Hey, Hey, Hey Tomodachi’s!

It feels like it has almost been forever since the last time I wrote anything on my blog. I hope you can forgive me for pulling another one of my disappearing acts on you all. I have missed blogging after not blogging for the past three months.

If you follow my Instagram and other social media pages I recently posted on my Instagram page explaining the reasons for my disappear and how I would be back, out and about on my social media pages and blog. And here I am! With a new poem!

Below is a short video of a poem I wrote in late October for Black Achievement Month, although the month has already past. Take a look at the video below and let me know if you enjoyed my poem by liking and leaving a comment below. Take care and have a great day.

Unapologetically Black

I am unapologetically black

As I stand here today

In all my blackness

I stand here for all my ancestors who have fought, struggled and died

So that I may stand tall as I am, today

I am unapologetically black

Even though I may struggle and fall

Even if I must tumble and toil

I will remail unapologetically black

Whether I am proud of my blackness or not

The world will continuously remind me of it,

Day by day by day

So I’d prefer being proud and unapologetically black

While I am at it

If I have no other choice in the matter

I love my curly hair, my tender lips

My voluptuous curves, my sinewed back, and hips

Despite what anyone may say

Because I am unapologetically black!

Though society may display things that look nothing like me

However, they shall never erase my identity

And though, they may never acknowledge the beauty of my blackness…

That’s okay!

Because I see the beauty in my blackness

And I will continue being unapologetically black.

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Author: Angie's Inspiration

My name is Angie Ignacio, I currently live in The Netherlands but I am originally from a very small five (5) square mile island in the Dutch Caribbean called Saba. I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, dancing, singing, watching anime and reading manga comics. I also enjoy listening to Asian (Japanese, Korean and sometimes Chinese) music. I am trying to learn the Japanese language since I am such a big fan of Japan. I am also a published author of two books a poetry book called I'm Only Human and children's picture book called Baby Toucan.

2 thoughts

  1. Hi, Angie! I sure did miss you! Glad to see you back, an hope you can stay a while this time!

    Great poem! I do have a couple comments about it though.

    One, I see it as a complement and counterpoint to Dr. King’s words about being judged not by the color of one’s skin but by the content of one’s character.

    And two, yes, black skin is beautiful, IMO. But more important, and in keeping with the truth of Dr. King’s words paraphrased above, the more important beauty is that which shines through from within. And you have plenty of both, my friend!

    Namaste’,
    Don Rice Jr.
    Author and Poet

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    1. Hey Don Rice,

      Thank you for your comment! I am always happy to read your comments. I am glad you liked my poem and as you said hopefully, I can try to be more consistent in writing on my blog. It might take some time but I’ll get there.

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