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Thursday, June 29, 2006

So I Am Black

Rating: 5.0
Today, from the whip of slavery
On my back there is no weal
But the legacy, history and old days
They gripped my mind, prejudice to feel.
Cause I am born and grown black.
That is legitimate to think,
Cause back in time I remember,
What was done on the cost of Atlantic
Now, I didn’t want to believe
The cover of my face the color of my skin
Will held people back to know me from within
Because I learned to let go
And from the shackles of hatred I broke away free
Caring for every color, other people as I see
Mother Theresa.

In networks of veins beneath our skin
I urged myself what is in there to see
A gushing red blood is what we all share
In the name of color, to hate, then why should we care?
Is it not enough, to have a common red color?
Entwining vessels form our entire whole
We breathe the same air, having same human soul
We all are red, under our black and white faces
Why so important, to hate, in the name of races.

White, Black, green, brown and velvet
They are merely colors in a crayon set
So I am black …
Just like one stick of color from a crayon pack
So I am black...
Do I have to fill my head with feeling of spite?
To my good friend with the color white
In many years of imprisonment, he doesn’t hold any grudge
And to payback he stood against, Nelson Mandela
He is an emblem of unity and determination
Let follow his step, say no to discrimination
So I am black…
White color next to me, we form our crayon pack
This world
Fasika Ayalew
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COMMENTS
Gaurav Silwal 04 December 2006
I really liked this poem, especially the way ideas have been presented.....It is very thought provoking...Nice work.......Gaurav.
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Melvina Germain 13 November 2006
Your poem is wonderful, one great thing to remember is we are all created equal in the eyes of God. Knowing that tells us that we are all important to this life here on earth. The colour of ones skin is of no importance, we must look past the colour and look to the person and accept them for who they are, not what colour they are. Multiculturalism is fabulous, we all have something to offer this world. Black, white, red, yellow, who cares, bring on the talent, show us what you've got, live, love and embrace one another. Enjoy the differences, fabulous poem Ayalew. I enjoyed reading it, thankyou so much for sharing.---Melvina---
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Kuku Demi 09 August 2006
you wrote a wonderful poem! !
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Peter A. Crowther 07 July 2006
Be proud to be black. Good poem.
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Kee Thampi 30 June 2006
Because I learned to let go And from the shackles of hatred I broke away free Caring for every color, other people as I see Mother Theresa. I really love this good poem and the great poet
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Mary Naylor 29 June 2006
This is a powerful poem by a talented poet! I found the second stanza especially meaningful.
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