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And You Call Me Colored
When I was born I was black
When I was sad I was black
When I was hot I was black
When I was sick I was black
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2.
Mother
My mother
is a woman
like no other.
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3.
Fire Thoughts
Hot, flickering fingers
licking, reaching
to where the
cool air lingers.
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4.
Glittering Night
I twist, I turn
I cannot fall to sleep
I open my eyes just to see
a shining bright star winking down at me
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Thomas Vaughan Jones 18 March 2014
Written by an African child and nominated by The United Nations as the Best Poem of 2006. Personally I stopped noticing colour 50 years ago. :)
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