Friday, January 23, 2009

Tru Sista?



Am I less of a sister because I'm light?


You think because I blend in a little better


everything for me is alright?


I might not look like you


not dark enough to be black


or hood enough as a matter of fact


but "they" know I'm not one of them


So where do I stand?


You might be hated by the white man


but I'm hated by you


My sista


the one who shares my pain


I thought the field and house negro


was all in the past


After just celebrating MLK day


we are still far from free at last


Just remember, I am no less of a sista


just because I am bright


I am fighting the same struggle,


fighting the same fight


the only difference is


my skin happens to be light

But, I am STILL a SISTA!

6 comments:

LISA EMRICH said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Tia's Real Talk said...

Thanks Lisa! I tried not to be offensive but still speak truth.

James Tubman said...

youz a fiiiiiiiiine sista too tia

you are beautiful in so many ways other than your looks

you are a great person

you really give black women a good name

its hard for me to hold those opinions that i have of black women whenever i am over here

you always catch me off guard lol

Tia's Real Talk said...

James- lol..thanks. Im glad that I'm appreciated!!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

bravo

Blinders Off said...

You were not offensive and you spoke the truth when it comes to some of our sistas