Roland Cho

For Being Black - Poem by Roland Cho

For being Black, I am feared;
But by some I am revered.
Because I am Black explorers “Treat” me.
Since I have darker skin employers cheat me.
“He’s not white! ”, some say.
“His is the lower pay! ”
Just Because I am Black!

For being Black, I get lots of favours;
But for some I should get no leisures.
For the fair, the best I should get,
For the bare, only the afters should I get.
That I can to many I swear,
That I can’t so many fear!
Just because I am Black!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 17, 2011

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