lisa is all

I am reblogging this blog post because the poem is so sweet and the book it was found in sounds like one that should be a school library staple.  I found it HERE.

Poem: “Lisa” by Beverly McLoughland (biracial)

…in a book titled “Through Our Eyes: Poems and Pictures About Growing Up”. I probably picked the book because it had “atypical” (not the usual blonde-haired and blue-eyed) girls on the cover. To see this, I knew it was intentional. I was happy to see children of different races and ethnicities represented on the pages. The book is filled with sweet poems, but we have especially enjoyed this one:

Lisa’s father is

Black

And her mother is

White,

And her skin is a

Cinnamon

Delight,

Her hair is

Dark

And her eyes are

Light,

And Lisa is

Lisa,

Day and

Night.

And Lisa is

Lisa,

Night and

Day,

Though there are

People

Who sometimes

Say–

Well, is Lisa

That,

Or is Lisa

This? –

Lisa is

Everything

She is.

Lisa is

Lisa,

Day and

Night,

And her skin is a

Cinnamon

Delight,

And Lisa is

Sun

And Lisa is

Star,

And Lisa is

All

The dreams that

Are.


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5 thoughts on “lisa is all

  1. Hi Tiffany! I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I LOVE what you are doing! I’ve just started to begin digging through mulatto diaries (and listening on youtube) but you have inspired me to keep “keeping on”. Glad you found the poem on my blog!

  2. Hi Tracy! Thank you so much! Love your blog and need the inspiration as well!

  3. Thank you!! I started watching your videos (I’m on #11). I shared #10 with my oldest daughter (18). I love your honesty and willingness to be so open–it’s going to be so helpful to younger biracial girls trying to figure out where they fit in. Let’s stay connected!

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