The poem has touched me thinking of all the struggles my grandmother went through as a poor black woman, yet strong and confident through all her struggle. She's still going strong always brings …
Published: Feb 2006
Great Grandmother, A Beautiful Woman
You deserve to live in Paradise and shown the finer things.
Life has dealt you plenty of cards, some winning, others bad,
And tides have brought in waves of memories; both happy and sad.
Gracious, beautiful black woman, so wonderful and divine,
You've endured many heartaches-oh the world is so unkind!
Your speech is confident, your eyes are soft and your walk is hard and bold
Your laugh equals happiness, your heart contains love, and hides the stories untold.
Tired, beautiful black woman, so patient and so calm, it's funny how you hold the family's fear within your palm!
With wrinkles, stress, and worn-torn hands, tell me how do you smile so...
When you've traveled this long, endured all this pain, and still have miles to go?
Blessed, beautiful black woman, so collected and confident,
I can't imagine a gift greater than you-your love is Heaven sent.
Don't you dare give up now, just stay strong, your reward is comin'...
Strong, courageous, gracious, blessed, and beautiful black woman.