Freshman - 662 Points (30TH OCTOBER,1984 / BENUE STATE, NIGERIA)

Black Or White - Poem by ANTHONY ANIGBATA

We are all the same, whether black or white
Don’t hate me because I’m black
Because I’m from the interior part of Africa
Or because of my ancestral link to them;
And don’t love me, because I’m white
Because my skin glitters
Like the colour of the maiden moon
But judge me, if my actions prove
That I have a wicked heart
Love me because I’m human
And blood flows, through my swollen vein.
The falconer and eagle are one
All birds that fly high in the sky
Judge me not by my complexion
I did not make myself one
There is a purpose for this existence
Which is the handwork of the maker
Look beyond the skin
That boils your heart, when you behold me
And see the monster we would hatch
If we continue with this hatred.
White or pale is the colour for mankind
Black or brown is the colour for mankind
Our appearances may be different
But we are all the same, whether black or white

*this poem is written as an attempt to stop racism in the world.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Blank Verse

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