Alastair Buchan

Rookie (22 September 1983 / United Kingdom)

London In Black And White - Poem by Alastair Buchan

Black drives,
White pays.
Black serves,
White says.
Black runs,
White looks.
Black guns,
White books.
Black rails,
White rules.
Black fails,
White schools.
Black rights,
White writes.
Black fights,
White might.
White pity,
Black city.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Unfortunately, the formatting hasn't worked for this poem. The lines beginning 'White' are supposed to begin after an indent, to highlight the segregation of the city.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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