‘Ima’ Colored Girl

About the Author

Renee’ B. Drummond is a renown poetria and artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of: The Power of the Pen, SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, Renee’s Poems with Wings are Words in Flight-I’ll Write Our Wrongs, and Renee’s Poems with Wings are Words in Flight.

Her work is viewed on a global scale and solidifies her as a force to be reckoned with in the literary world of poetry. Renee’ is inspired by non-other than Dr. Maya Angelou, because of her, Renee’ posits “Still I write, I write, and I’ll write!”

‘Ima’ Colored Girl

Who hides her smile
All the while
Sometimes late
But always on time
‘Ima’ colored girl
Who holds her past
Make no bones ‘bout’ it
I’ll take you on a swirl
But I know that I know that I know
The first will be last and the last will be first

‘Ima’ colored girl
Who wears a mask
Maya and Paul Laurence Dunbar
Said it’s OK to grin ‘n’ hide
But whateva’ you do
Bear that tide
‘Ima’ colored girl
Naps ‘n’ all
Braids down my back
Expensive weave bought at the mall

‘Ima’ colored girl
Ash claim my knees
Crust own my ‘feets’
But when cleaned up
YOU ‘betta’ ask somebody ‘bout’ ME!

‘Ima’ colored girl
I even have a song
‘Lawd’ have mercy
Marvin Gaye
“Lets get it on”

‘Ima’ colored girl
I don’t need your acceptance
Ima’ colored girl
And that ain’t
What you was expecting!

Author: Renee’ B. Drummond-Brown
(Authored: Renee’s Poems with Wings are Words in Flight and

Dedicated To: Renee’ (Dee-Dee) and Raven (Blackbird) You Black Girls Rock!
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