Thank you

Thank you

Thank you.

Thank you for being the foundation I needed when my world searched for balance. For reconstructing my confidence, tolerating my mood swings, influencing me to accomplish complex aspirations, and encouraging veiled creativity.

Thank you.

Thank you for not giving up on black women when we’re labeled as difficult and confrontational. Thank you for continuing to love me when my attitude isn’t always warm and friendly, or grateful. For when my nail polish is chipped and when the hairdresser didn’t make my hair look like the picture I showed her, thank you for keeping a straight face.

Thank you.

Thank you for being the exception to the rule when society’s demeanor towards you is destructively condescending and illustrates you as a menaced concern, thank you for proving them wrong. For demonstrating sophisticated prestige and flaunting the sketch of educated, higher-statured excellence having a brown face, tattoos and locs, thank you. Thank you for being the affirmative image that educates and fathers our sons and sets examples for their friends to understand and admire.

Thank you.

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