To the Boys and Girls

Made in the beautiful struggle You are here 

Made of light You are near

Black boy.

May the world know You and all Your wonders 

Make magic with Your body 

Make music with Your hands 

Change directions with Your feet 

For You are light 

And cannot be dimmed.

Mother Nature has birthed You for a reason.

Father Time has blessed You with the ability to move, 

At Your will. 

Believe me. 

No man has ever stopped You. 

Your foremother says You can move. 

Your body is indestructible. Your mind is beautiful. 

Black boy You are light.

Made in the beautiful struggle You are here 

Made of light You are near

Black girl.

they may taunt You for Your blues 

Or the different hues 

You exude.

they can not stop Your shine. 

Move in all ways that You wish.

Take comfort in Your emotions. 

Show them all

For You are beauty in all ways. 

The world would stop without You. 

You, move about, shout, demand, direct, convict, with grace and greatness, 

You are worthy and more. 

That they can not ignore. 

You are precious and needed.

Together,

You were made in the beautiful struggle.

You are here,

Made of light You are near.


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