Deborah Greene

Rookie (Charleston, SC)

The Colour Of A Negro

Beaten and Broken. Captured and enslaved;
My heart's filled with fear, anguish, and much rage.
Belittled and berated. Mistreated and harasshed;
Pushed aside and forgotten like yesterday's trash.
Demoralized and bewildered. Raped and misused;
Stolen from my motherland to be forsaken and abused.
Brought to a country that is different from my home;
Sold off like cattle for you and others to own.
Skin as dark as night, it sealed my misguided fate;

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