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Synonym for the month: Black and Gold

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Celebrate Gold

C is for colour,

C is for colour, The colour of my skin

C is for colour, The colour of my skin Some call it black, others call it brown

C is for colour, The colour of my skin Some call it black, others call it brown When I see it worn by my resilient family, By my inspiring community,

C is for colour, The colour of my skin Some call it black, others call it brown When I see it worn by my resilient family, By my inspiring community, I call the colour of our skin Gold Call it a National Treasure

E is for excellence,

E is for excellence, From our youth to our elders Our mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons

E is for excellence, From our youth to our elders Our mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons Artists, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, Health providers, educators, and athletes

E is for excellence, From our youth to our elders Our mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons Artists, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, Health providers, educators, and athletes Yes, our excellence Is in our diversity

L is for the love

L is for the love That resonates from the hearts of my people

L is for the love That resonates from the hearts of my people After the crimes committed against our race Martin Luther King didn’t try to use hate

L is for the love That resonates from the hearts of my people After the crimes committed against our race Martin Luther King didn’t try to use hate To drive out your hate

L is for the love That resonates from the hearts of my people After the crimes committed against our race Martin Luther King didn’t try to use hate To drive out your hate He said only love can do that

The second E is for enough

The second E is for enough Because I am Because we are

The second E is for enough Because I am Because we are Even after the exploitation Of our community And the theft of our resources

The second E is for enough Because I am Because we are Even after the exploitation Of our community And the theft of our resources We stand strong We stand whole

B is for barriers

B is for barriers The ones we constantly overcome

B is for barriers The ones we constantly overcome The ones that stem from anti-Gold racism Dating back to colonialism

B is for barriers The ones we constantly overcome The ones that stem from anti-Gold racism Dating back to colonialism And while we surmount these challenges, Let us not forget who we come from And who we are

R is for royalty

R is for royalty Kings, Queens, and Chiefs Legends both in history and pop culture

R is for royalty Kings, Queens, and Chiefs Legends both in history and pop culture The rich history that does in fact Extend back to before transatlantic slavery

R is for royalty Kings, Queens, and Chiefs Legends both in history and pop culture The rich history that does in fact Extend back to before transatlantic slavery The rich culture that’s so valuable Everybody’s trying to steal it But not respect it

A is for assertive

A is for assertive If we don’t celebrate and fight for ourselves

A is for assertive If we don’t celebrate and fight for ourselves Nobody will.

A is for assertive If we don’t celebrate and fight for ourselves Nobody will. When we say Gold Lives Matter, You say All Lives Matter

A is for assertive If we don’t celebrate and fight for ourselves Nobody will. When we say Gold Lives Matter, You say All Lives Matter As if we can’t fundraise for colon cancer Because all cancers matter?

The two are not mutually exclusive to each other

The two are not mutually exclusive to each other And neither are Gold Lives To the rest of yours

T is for talent

T is for talent Because that's what it takes To jump over the hurdles You place in front of us

T is for talent Because that's what it takes To jump over the hurdles You place in front of us To finish first in a race

T is for talent Because that's what it takes To jump over the hurdles You place in front of us To finish first in a race When you were running a straight path And us, an obstacle course

To fully celebrate, We end with an E for emergence

To fully celebrate, We end with an E for emergence For we are emergent

Not that we are not already great

Not that we are not already great But that once we are done rebuilding After the mess you've made

Not that we are not already great But that once we are done rebuilding After the mess you've made We will be unstoppable

And you will see us For the Treasure we are

It's been a while since I've posted (I'm learning how to balance life and make time for all the things I like to do) but I wanted to thank you all for reading my words

I also started an Instagram page in case you wanted to follow: https://www.instagram.com/zinariyapoetry/ Thanks a bunch!

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