The Black Maiden By Oyeniyi Joshua 💫 #poem #poetry #PoetsHub #poetrycommunity #WritingCommunity #ThriveTogether

For she was black
Yet she never lacked
A special treatment she received
And never deceived
She wanted it all
When already she has the mall
And felt cheated
Even when it was never created
She was pained
And wanted more
Roars like lion began to go viral
And like the barking dog
She won’t stop being mannish
Swiftly like the burning flames looking for a place in the sky to shelter
She gathered the superfluous in her load of responsibility
And chained herself to it
Forgetting she is tied
She is bargaining for freedom
By not even walking on the bare floor
She is wanting to sky.

© Oyeniyi Joshua 2020