Dark skin has been transformed,
battered and bruised, cut and burnt,
the torment of a race,
The pride of another.
Sexual exploration has been revealed,
Vile and unholy, Perversion and obscene,
mocked and beaten,
Our Mother’s fight has been proclaimed.
Petite and Nurturing, Soft and sweet.
Incapable and futile,
The struggle for freedom,
The fight for oneself.
Declare your rights to be human.