Teen Poetry Collections

Black is Beauty

 by a young woman in detention

Bully, aye—

    Yes, you—

Why you so black?

    Yes, you—

Why you so mean? Why me?

Blacker than Black—

Go back home where you came from

    Aye, yes, you are ugly—

And Blacker than the blackboard



Aye, yes, you—

    You’re so beautiful

Your skin is so beautiful

    Aye, yes, me

Is this really you?

    a Black beautiful young woman—

You should be a model