diaryofanegress

Observations of an Invisible Woman

I Dream of a World

A poem…

I dream of a world where I, a black woman, can walk into any store I wish and not be followed around like a suspect in a murder mystery movie.

I dream of a world where a black man can drive any car he chooses and not be pulled over by a racist police officer who suspects him of stealing his own vehicle.

I dream of a world where a dark-skinned woman is the epitome of beauty, grace and womanhood.

I dream of a world where you can watch television and see our people being portrayed as normal, ordinary, decent people instead of the boss who has no real authority, the welfare queen (thanks President Reagan), a thug waiting to get shot and a drug dealer who pimps his own kind.

I dream of a world where the President of the United States gets the respect of any ordinary white man off the street.

I dream of a world where I get proper education from any community college.

I dream of a world where my education will guarantee me a decent paying job.

I dream of a world where my professors will treat me like any random white student instead of ignoring me because she thinks I can’t learn.

I dream of a world where I can live in any neighborhood I wish and have the value of my house appreciate because I am there.

I dream of a world where I can walk my dog in my own neighborhood and not be harassed because I don’t belong there.

I dream of a world where I am not mistaken for a random black person, in Texas, who shot some random white man in the year 1988.

I dream of a world where my clothing is not a death sentence or an invitation to be raped.

I dream of a world where my doctor will try hard to save my life just like any white man off the street.

I dream of a world where I shouldn’t have to explain to a white person why they can’t say the word ” Nigger ” to my face… or behind closed doors for that matter.

I dream of world where my money is just as good as any white man’s money.

I dream of a world where that little boat trip that took place over 400 years ago never happened.

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4 thoughts on “I Dream of a World

  1. Matari on said:

    Your poem about “dreams” reminds me of some things I’ve c0onsidered.

    I’ve wondered about “Alternate Universes” that occupy the same space and time, but are in infinite dimensions all slightly, or greatly different from the next one. It would be beyond interesting to see other countless versions of me – etc, etc… lol!

    I’ve imagined hopping from one Earth reality to another — in fact there was a TV show about this sci-fi theory. I thought about how Africa and African people fared in these various realities. I’ve even thought about time-travel and being able to go back into the past to alter some KEY events.

    I’ve pondered if the Creator would even construct such a thing, seeing how one universe alone offers more than enough to manage, much less an infinite number of alternate universes.

  2. I used to wonder what I’d be like in the sixtes. I’d like to think I’d be a black panther member. Lol!!!

  3. I’d like to ocmplete the dream today and have people later reminisce about how it might have been if they were about

  4. I truly feel this today.

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