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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.