How I Am

by Grace C. Joyner

Nappy that way
Braids stay
throughout the day
will not fray.
Black you say
But I just play
laugh away
how I am anyway.
Remember the day
the sun would play
on grease that lay
if hair obeyed.
But today
I do sway
the right way.
Now I can say,
Brown skin I'm in
I was born that way
it is not a sin
to accept God's way.

How I Am by Grace C. Joyner

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