I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes

Woman Flexing Biceps --- Image by © 68/Ocean/Corbis

Image by © 68/Ocean/Corbis

Being a black woman means
that I am large…

Being A Black Woman means

that I contain multitudes…

I am a daughter

I am a sister

I am an aunt

I am a mother

I am a lover and giver of life

Being A Black Woman means that I am a nurturer

I have the ability to care for my family, my friends…and my enemies.

I provide emotional, physical, mental and spiritual nourishment.

I encourage and inspire them to reach for higher heights…

I am an educator, a disciplinarian and a historian…

I am a black woman and I am beautiful….

Being a black woman means that I have the tenacity
to endure all kinds of stress,
all kinds of mess
and all kinds of weather.

Although the strong winds are blowing
vehemently in my face…still I rise!

Being a black woman means
that I am a Master Processor…
for I have learned how to appreciate
the process of being processed…

When they took my husband,
I cried but I didn’t give in
I grew stronger….

When they sold my babies,
I cried but I didn’t shut up
nor did I back up
I reached for them
I screamed for them

I became wiser….
I groaned with satisfaction
knowing that the good Lord
would be present with my children,
with my husband
and with me
eternally connected

I grooaaaaned with satisfaction
because I knew that some way
I knew that somehow…

the good Lord would provide
I knew that the good Lord
would protect us

I grooaaaaned with satisfaction
because the process that was designed
to destroy me built me up,
an evil plot that failed
I am not dead
I am alive

I am a black
beautiful woman
and I survived
I survived!

© Stacey ‘Eloquently Speaking’ Lunsford

Except from the book “Unleashed”

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