"Black Rose" is a very sentimental and lovely poem collection, giving facts about life and lifestyles for younger and older African-Americans. For years, I thought that being African-American was a curse...I lost respect for who I was - inside and out. I wanted to be like the majority, which was the in-crowd. I lost sight of who I was and where I belonged. Many young African-Americans are afraid to be themselves. They always have to impress someone else daily, but not themselves. I tend to think that society believes that we are very weak; however, every poem presented in this book definitely defines who we really are. We are more than what society portrays us to be. If you will believe in yourself, I will believe in me. Whether it's poverty, adversity, successes, hopes, or dreams to reminisce about, the truth is behind the closed doors of African-American families and those acquainted with trying to oversee their lives. What this represents in the present is a great commitment to so many, who, as our ancestors, have provided strength, ability and change for African-Americans. No one is as perfect as our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As all of his children, no matter what ethnicity we are, we need to all come together as one body as brothers and sisters in Him. "A Rose is a very delicate flower and to be without such a lovely and fervent object of life, you will die if such life is taken away from you. However, when each pedal starts to darken and become black, pedal after pedal may fall, but the life within it will live forever..."
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Leary, Marquita Q.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.11d
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