Poem: Who are we?

We are women, black women, beautiful women, women of God

L.A. Justice
Feb 26 · 2 min read
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Who are we?

We are women, black women, beautiful women, women of God.

In our eyes you will see wisdom and determination.

From our lips you will hear kindness and truth.

In our minds reside intellect and wit.

Within our arms you will feel tenderness and strength.

Our hearts are filled with love, peace, and joy.

Our souls are imbued with faith, honor, and integrity.

From our essence radiates the light and righteousness of God.

We are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends.

We are women of purpose, commissioned by God and destined for greatness.

We are Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Ella Baker, Angela Davis, Sojourner Truth, and Rosa Parks.

We lived and died fighting for justice and equality.

Our stories are filled with hope, courage, and possibilities.

On our backs you may find the scars of bondage,

But on our knees, we will find the power of prayer.

We are the mothers of humanity.

We are the pillars of the community.

Our compelling conviction keeps our heads held high.

We stand strong in the face of adversity.

In our struggle we maintain our dignity and pride.

We will fight for better and brighter futures for our children.

We will seek to inspire change throughout the world.

Who are we?

We are women, black women, beautiful women, women of God.

Written by L.A. Justice. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.

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L.A. Justice

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Theologian | Author | Activist | Educator | Previously a Biochemist | Member of #WEOC | A Top Writer in Racism and BlackLivesMatter

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L.A. Justice

Written by

Theologian | Author | Activist | Educator | Previously a Biochemist | Member of #WEOC | A Top Writer in Racism and BlackLivesMatter

Writers and Editors of Color

The official pub for Writers and Editors of Color — a collective

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