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(Thank You God for Making Our Black So Beautiful)

 

What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.
Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. ~ 1 Peter 3:3-4, MSG

 

 

Midnight elegance in silky smooth skin;
Cotton mane soft to the touch
Piercing orbs and pearly whites
Blacknificent schnozzle—three prime types
Luscious well-rounded kisser
Historic hips bearing weight of the world
Meaty thighs, drumsticks, and wings
Sensuous ebony splendor from beginning to end.

Black is BEAUTIFUL and pretty in Brown
With earthy tones in chocolate, coffee, caramel,
Chestnut, cream, and all shades in between;
But our beauty’s not defined by hues or outer features;
It’s in how our diverse complexions illuminate all colors –
How our ethnic assortment of zesty flavors spice up life –
How our elderly wear aging well; fewer wrinkles, cracks –
How like diamonds and gold we endure under pressure –
How innate our beauty is—so natural to our souls;
That’s why we thank God for making our Black so BEAUTIFUL.

– composed November 14, 2018