Brown girl brown girl

by Leslé Honoré

Brown girl brown girl 

What do you see 

I see a Vice President 

That looks like me 

Brown girl brown girl 

What do you do 

I fought I hoped 

I spoke what was true 

Brown girl brown girl 

What do you know 

That there are strong women 

Who want me to grow 

Brown girl brown girl

What do you feel 

That #blackgirlmagic

Will help us all heal 

Brown girl brown girl

What do you see 

A world that sees my skin 

before it sees me 

Brown girl brown girl

Whatcha gonna do 

March, fight and create 

Till I make this world new 

Brown girl brown girl 

How are you so strong 

‘Cause I got Queens in my blood 

To help push me along 

Leslé Honoré is a poet followed by millions on social media. This poem was published in her first book of poetry, “Fist & Fire” (2017). Contact her at her Leslé Honoré Poetry page on Facebook.