My Melanin

My Melanin is a culture 
thats built on distress
ostracized by plenty
and mimicked by the rest
a group of minorities 
with ideal and ambition 
no measure of oppression 
can break our coalition 
a bond that we share
from being minority itself
on the path to succeed 
and live in wealth
we are an embellishment to society 
we shine in the dark
its the melanin in my skin 
that sets me apart
I carry the whips on their backs
with the rips in my hats
red for the blood and camo for the actions
mango for the light and stone for the memories
black for the pain that its caused for centuries 
-De`Montaz Brown

*BADASS HAT via My Melanin paying homage to Martin