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Poem In Your Pocket Day: Shay Tatum Shares Original Poem


By Sheryl E. Taylor

In honor of National Poetry Month’s Poem In Your Pocket Day, SGA President Shay Tatum shares her original poem “Black Woman.”

Look at me, my dark skin. My curly hair I am incomparable

Fill me with knowledge because I am insatiable

I have lived so long because I am unrivaled

Most men of all races find me irresistible

Because in my life, work and play I remain stable

I know who I am and the way I feel is impeccable

My moves, my motions my actions always unpredictable

I love who I am and I am never susceptible

To statistics, ratings or other comparable

You can count on me I am always dependable

People love being around me because I am so sociable

Who I am should be undeniable

I am you a very secure and Knowledgeable

                                                              Black Woman


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.