Hopeless - A Black Woman Poem
by Latrice Lee
(San Diego CA)
Hopeless, A Black Woman Poem
The kids are screaming and crying,
mama wishing for her mate.
Her pants too tight,
the babies have caused her to gain weight.
Her man left her alone,
another black woman left to fend on her own.
God what happened to me,
all the white, mexican, chinese still happy with their men full of glee.
Am I being paranoid, thinking or seeing it wrong? No I'm just one that speak on what I see is wrong.
Black man, why have you left me alone?
Your kids are screaming and wanting their daddy's love.
Have I become the stereotype that the world says I am?
Single mother, desperate, searching for a man.
Is my man that black man they say he is?
Deadbeat daddy with several kids,
everywhere that's his.
Why are we stuck in this cycle that only hurts us?
Where is our strong love that kept us together and our family strong?
Is it hopeless?
Am I hopeless?
Is he hopeless?
Are we hopeless?How to really get to know the character of your man