Ramona Thompson

I Did Not Write This To Offend - Poem by Ramona Thompson

Inspired by the recent mess with Michael Richards

Never ever call me that name again or else
I want only to be judged for who I am inside
Not just for the color of my skin alone
Get out and go far, far away from me
If you are too damm narrow-minded to understand
Give me the same respect as you would anyone else
All that I am asking for is this
To have my rights enforced and accepted just the same
as yours
Rather you think it's right or it's wrong this much
I believe is true
This much I believe should be a law

Nevermore shall any man call another man that by that
So vile and cruel
That horrid name we all fear and dread
That oh so sickening name......


2006 Ramona Thompson

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, December 17, 2010

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