I should not expect a Prince to come and save me, I am expected to saddle up my horse and save everyone else. The Princess that Disney chose to represent me was a frog and her god is not my god. That's why I choose to write my own story. Never believe what your enemy says about you. I am my own blueprint, but others read me through their stereotypes.
Disney could never tell my story, they lack the ability to truly see me. I may have kissed a few frogs, but they didn't change me. Now, I have a King who protects me, one that loves and adores me. He saw me in dire need, he rode his Black Stallion beside me, he scooped me up with his deep brown muscular arms and placed me on the saddle behind him. He rode me off into the sunset. He keeps me safe and loves me thoroughly. My King has a creamy carmel complexion, that seems more like toffee with his summer tan. His sleepy eyes are chestnut brown and his lashes would make any woman jealous. His lips are kissable and thick enough to leave an impression. His thick beard is soft and shiny, his dark hair has deep waves and it glistens in the sunlight. He looks like God, made in His own image. My earthly King, sheer perfection. My provider.
This is the story that I will share with my children. I will share the story of love, my love, a very real and permanent love. I will let them know that they too will find the love that they are worthy of and that they won't have to kiss any frogs to find it. They are the treasure and they will be found, cherished and celebrated.
Write your own story and share them with your children. We love each other. The truth is that Black men make great dads, they love their children, they provide for their families, they protect their wives. Black men marry Black women more than any other race, and they respect and celebrate them. Statistics don't lie, people do.
There is an agenda against us, and there has been since the beginning of time. Let's rewrite our story. Let's tell the other side. Let's show the truth. Let's mute the lies. Let's show our love. Let's heal our love.
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