“Celeste Drakes is an Author of the Chapbook ” Eva talks back”, she is also a Spoken word artist. She is apart of the organization Canvas Programs and has proudly recited poems for International Woman’s Day. Ms.Drakes aspires to teach spiritual healing in Afrocentric schools.” Her poem was exclusively published in the Spring 2019 Print edition of Flawless
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Black Privilege by Celeste Drakes
I had a conversation with God last night our appointment was at 4:00 am but he was sitting on his throne watching
You don’t like yourself? But I worked so hard on you
She was designed to gracefully overcome her struggles like she flowers that grew out of the concrete. Did you forget that I can walk on water and that you’re a piece of me I designed you to breathe under water the divine ability to prosper despite the hell and high water like the flower that gracefully grew out of the
Proverb knew There
Never questions God she glows through what she goes through she’s the coconut oil in my hair that counts the number of hair on my head Their locks measured in prayers.
Love was her first language but she came out of the womb speaking in tounges she speaks Gods language her spirit was African descent before she entered the womb and her body was chosen to use as Gods canvas
She wears that melanin like the crown she does not need because royalty runs through her blood Of generational
Melanin radiates through her chakra
God was in her
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