Sam Lin

Becoming White - Poem by Sam Lin

I am 16, lonely black and out of this world
Living in a class where I stand out specially,
like a single black dot on a white sheet of paper
Being tortured and embarrassed is of the norm
but my heart never keeps it down

I sit there alone, in my class
Even as people are passing by,
they never lent their hands to me
Their crystal white hands would never contact my alienated black
Yes, I am a alien,
one that no one is fascinated and ignored
I am 16, lonely black and out of this world

One day,
I have decided.
I will no longer be the dot on a white sheet of paper
Tomorrow, I shall join the whites
Never should I be pushed around,
never should I be laughed
never should I be the good old blacky
and NEVER should I be discriminated!
I am 16, lonely black and out of this world

The day has come,
I am standing on a bridge,
looking up into the white- colored sky
Within an instant moment,
all I see is white....

I have succeed in becoming one with the white

I am 16,
an alien,
out of this world,
My color?
It is white.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is dedicated for one of my friend who is suffering from bullying and alienation from the people in his class.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 19, 2013

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