Bill Darrah

Rookie - 231 Points (November 19,1978 / Amarillo, TX)

Darwinian Racism - Poem by Bill Darrah

Color here, color there.
Shades of color come from where?
The racism from which we stare
Pondering the vast variety of intensive care
Nature has nurtured inside our skin
Natural selection defines as melanin
While racial beliefs assimilate as a sin
Society is neglected of its true origin
Evolution is so heavily akin
To biologically adapting all colors of men
Or women not based on superior or inferior races
For others to admire and embrace
The appreciation, toleration, and grace
That better adapts us for the type of place
We live and breathe in our human race
Of errors, shortcomings, and simple
Mistakes the reality of our thoughts
Has created for us to believe in so
Firmly that we drastically confuse
This fear with the insecurity we now
Possess with perfection of colorful skin, thus
Abandoning the purity of true innocence
Our infancy once held sacred to our
Lives and behavior as we comprehended
The real implications perfection demands
So much of. Perfection, therefore,
Must not be determined by the actions
Of our ancestors however morally
Intact they may seem, but
Rather by the constant state of
Enlightenment in the absence of humanly
Conceived notions our presence of
Self-awareness provides if we
Will only allow ourselves this freedom
Of choice to 'perfect' our thoughts
About a misguided perfection that once preceded
Us in our creation and free will we
Take for granted so much as well as
Abuse its true power and usefulness
Of when we let the world and other people
Control our free will, dictating our
Thoughts which we ourselves should be
Responsible in controlling the morality
And humanity of as our ideas of
Perfection are checked and adjusted
Through our actions of errors, shortcomings,
And simple mistakes evidenced in
Clear contradiction of such ideas
We hold sacred to our lives and behavior.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 20, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2009

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