Racism In Poetry Poem by Cynthia Buhain-baello

Racism In Poetry

Prejudice cannot be hidden,
Arrogance for the color of skin.
Its ugly head is here again
Racism is lurking within.

Disguised as mere poetry
Seething hatred shouts,
Name calling carelessly-
Gangrene inside out.

Our blood is all red-colored
Our hearts all colored rainbow,
Racist poems you authored
Your character, they show.

I was not brought up to be mean,
To racism I am not bent,
If that's where you have been
It's such a waste of your talent.

'A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, a man of understanding is even-tempered.'

Proverbs 17: 27

'Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.'
Proverbs 10: 14
May 3,2008 Tarlac City

Martin O'Neill 19 February 2012

This sounds as if aimed? May one ask at whom?

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This was a poem I wrote in response to a poem in a social network site that had poetry groups where a black man wrote a poem against the white race - to the point of inciting violence and causing death (to police officers) .

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Lawrence S. Pertillar 09 July 2009

Words that can be perceived, As thoughts of one in jealous anger. However...those with 'vision' see. And your poem depicts an existence of it.

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Bri Edwards 28 July 2018

i am now putting this into August's showcase. thanks. bri :)

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Thank you Bri Edwards - the poem was written in response to a poem by a black man in a social media network site wherein his poem was inciting hatred and violence against the white race in the US, to the point of insinuating murder. I posted it n PH after i posted it in other sites.

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Bri Edwards 23 July 2018

(cont.) Thanks. Bri :) p.s. showcases ‘show up’ as individual poems in my BriEdwards list of PH poems; search by month and year, since about 3 years ago.

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Bri Edwards 23 July 2018

(cont.) [ i have to trick PH now! ! PH is being touchy! ! ] Besides featuring ‘racism poems’, I am featuring SHORT poems written by some of my PH “friends”. Any questions? Please feel free to ask. (cont.)

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Bri Edwards 23 July 2018

(cont.) [come on PH! let me continue to comment! ! ] AND i plan to put it into my usually-monthly-on-my-PH-site showcase***, this time for the month of August 2018. your name will be with it (twice) . (cont.)

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Bri Edwards 23 July 2018

i too am curious. i AM asking the question posed by Martin O'Neill in his 2012 comment. hmm? RACISM POEMS FOR AUGUST 2018 SHOWCASE i am collecting PH poems which i find in PH's list of racism-topic poems. I found your poem in PH's suggested list of 100. i LIKE this one, a lot. i will send it to MyPoemList. (cont.)

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Cynthia Buhain-baello

Cynthia Buhain-baello

Manila, Philippines
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