Treasure Island

Cynthia BuhainBaello

(November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

Racism In Poetry


Prejudice cannot be hidden,
Arrogance for the color of skin.
Its ugly head is here again
Racism is lurking within.

Disguised as mere poetry
Seething hatred shouts,
Name calling carelessly-
Gangrene inside out.

Our blood is all red-colored
Our hearts all colored rainbow,
Racist poems you authored
Your character, they show.

I was not brought up to be mean,
To racism I am not bent,
If that's where you have been
It's such a waste of your talent.





'A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, a man of understanding is even-tempered.'

Proverbs 17: 27

'Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.'
Proverbs 10: 14
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May 3,2008 Tarlac City

Submitted: Thursday, July 09, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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