Read Poem: Black Person, Should I Be More Like You?, by Sway Writes

Cookie cutter black person
What does it mean to be like you?
What do I need to do?
How do I say what I need to say to sound more like you?
“Be more black, act your race” is what they all say
What does that even mean?!
I refuse to be a cookie cutter example of you
Why can’t I be me and do what I do
So what I like to listen to rock and pop and maybe a little alternative too
Is that deemed white music by you?
I like to listen to rap as well
Am I finally acceptable to you?
I love my black people and I love my brown skin
But I refuse to be put in a box
Because you’re satisfied enough to live in it.

Author: poetryfest

Submit your Poetry to the Festival. Three Options: 1) To post. 2) To have performed by an actor 3) To be made into a film.

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