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A good Black Woman is proud of herself.  
She respects herself and others.
She is aware of who she is.  
She neither seeks definition from the person she is with, or does she expect them to read her mind.
She is quite capable of articulating her needs.
A good black woman is hopeful.  
She is strong enough to make all her dreams come true.  
She knows love, therefore she gives love.  
She recognises that her love has great value and must be reciprocated.  
If her love is taken for granted, it soon disappears.
A good black woman has a dash of inspiration, a dabble of endurance.  
She knows that she will, at times, have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them.  
A good black woman knows her past, understands her present and moves toward the future.
A good black woman knows God.  
She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God she will just be played.  
A good black woman does not live in fear of the future because of her past.
Instead, she understands that her life experiences are merely lessons,
meant to bring her closer to self knowledge and unconditional self love.
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Posted: Aug 2012
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I'm so proud of all the black women..

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I love this Gabking, it speaks volumes about all women and especially black women.
There is one detail - where you say 'She neither seeks definition from the person she is with, or does she expect them to read her mind.' Are you sayin' you can't read your queen's mind? laugh Man you are going to have to step up and learn that one! rolling on the floor laughing
It is thought that men view and judge themselves by their own standards but women view and judge themselves by the standards of the world around them, hence the joke about 'does my bum look big in this'? - it being the unanswerable conundrum of coupledom laugh Understanding the differences between the sexes is always good, Am I allowed slag you for being 'just' a man now? devil

Really enjoyed the poetry here Gabking, you are fast becoming one of my favourite writers here.

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A very beatiful poem,an yes you can be proud of them i no a couple of them in my family,they are strait forwardhandshake
You are a very strong ,good black woman for writing a masterpiece !
In fact you made me imagine you as Lady Shaka Zulu! Take a bow ...this is marvelous ! applause
Ancient Bullman
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