August 21, 2011

Best Poem of 2005

A poem nominated for the Best Poem of 2005, written by an African kid.

"When I born, I black.
When I grow, I black.
When I go in the sun, I black.
When I scared, I black.
When I sick, I black.
And when I die, I still black.

And you white fella,
When you born, you pink.
When you grow up, you white.
When you go in the sun, you red.
When you cold, you blue.
When you scared, you yellow.
And when you die, you gray...

And you calling me colored???"

*text message from my good friend Jericho :-)

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