Sun-kissed lady with the ebony skin,
so lovely on the outside as well as within.
She has high cheek bones in an oval face,
she walks with dignity and so much grace.
Perfectly beautiful just as she is,
loves her man and knows she’s his.
She’s a Nubian queen, an African bride,
and her smooth, Black skin; she will not hide.
She’s scorned the world over and she does not care.
She loves her Black skin and her curly Black hair.
She’s a model of beauty and a painter’s delight.
Her laughter is contagious, teeth gleaming so white.
She was centuries in the making and well worth the wait.
And she took her time to find the perfect mate.
He’ll treasure her love and her ebony skin,
and appreciate her beauty, both without and within.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2013 Shelby I. Courtland