Friday, January 25, 2013


Reading Toni Morrison again
Ugly acts wrapped in beautiful words
Innocent souls trapped in dirty worlds

Some think Beloved is her ghost story
But to all black people
Slavery is their ghost story

Black woman with blue eyes
Black woman with dead child
Black men emasculated by white

This is no Colour Purple
This is no happy ending
This is the unending horror

Thank you Toni Morrison
For showing the ugly truth
And making beauty from it

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