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Rae Edson Poems
She dared to apologise on my behalf, she dared to ignore the slight offending my brown skin. She smiled. And shrugged her shoulders.
Wash Day Blues
hot soap And water Fill the tub and get in Scrub away your failings
In This Place
in the greater scheme of things nothing really matters the marks the fervent endeavours
I stared my past in the eye today And I walked away All the tears i had shed - Like silver rain-
My children Are not born from me They were stolen From my treacherous body
We did little more than kiss For hours Although, you keep reminding me of The other thing you say I did.
Cold as Stone
I am cold as stone And as unyielding I do not ask for anything
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
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She dared to apologise on my behalf,
she dared to ignore the slight
offending my brown skin.
She smiled. And shrugged her shoulders.
-please forgive my friend-
she said, with a crooked contempt filled half- smile.
And in her eyes i was just another embarrassment.
Another angry brown skin.
So they quote their psuedoscience. And
they try to justify
400 years of...bullshit.
And they hide behind
And they say
-i don't see race-
well, i say,
look at my skin like muscovado sugar,
sweet, sweet on your brother's ...