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Zainab AbdulMalik

Child Of Febuary

Sweet beautiful intelligent divine being
Created by two hearts with lost souls
Combined in one body
Care was taken to take and place your heart into it
A soul born by society
Raised in hellish half-ways or half of a home
Not knowing where your history began
The future pathways you would take were set clear
By others of lighter color
But you chose different
You walked right with your two left feet
On shards of glass you tiptoed
In muddy waters you swam
Like your ancestors in the 1800's before slavery was slammed
You sped through stop signs
And race riots and sit-ins
Speeding pass 100
And jumped into the public pool
That was once a colored pool
Screamed at the top of your lungs in the school library on Malcolm's birthday

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