Father’s Prayer For His Daughter

Taught the definition of a man is a man who doesn’t cry,
Pimps raised a player but single mothers shape boys into gentleman,
Society tries to brainwash men that women with kids are washed up,
How can the product of God’s hand be nothing but beautiful,

Hollywood portrays men as models with muscle but no emotion,
As if husbands aren’t worried when wives are outside when it is dark,
Greater danger if she’s an immigrant surrounded by Trump supporters,

Crying nightly witnessing daughters seek motivation from Cosmopolitan.
Wishing young minds grow Afros and read Assata Shakur’s autobiography,
Praying for my daughter to walk intellectually hand in hand with Angela Davis,
Understanding labor plus capitalism produces mass incarceration hiding slavery,


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