willow moon pearce

Rookie - 25 Points (October 1951 / London, UK)

Taught Racism

Poem by willow moon pearce

Children are born blind to hate and bigotry
With their big smiles and loving ways
They are taught ugliness
By unthinking adults and overheard conversation
This makes them use words and terms that for generations
Have caused hate and bitterness
To our fellow man.

Yes, they are taught, not born
To this social cancer.
I once asked a black friend how he would like
To be addressed?
Black, afro-american or just coloured.
No he said - just call me friend.


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  • Olivia (5/23/2019 9:02:00 AM)

    Hi, my name is Olivia and I´m studying Willow Moon Pearce and his poem called ¨Taught Racism" for a school poem reading. After I read the poem I need to tell more about my author. However the problem is that his page does not tell much about Willow Moon Pearce, so I was wondering if someone that knows Willow or Willow himself could maybe reply back with some basic information about him. Thank you!(Report)Reply

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  • Leeannaaa (11/20/2018 5:27:00 PM)

    Does anyone know when this was written? Thank you.(Report)Reply

    Willow Pearce(11/20/2018 6:28:00 PM)

    Written 2006.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/28/2018 6:34:00 PM)

    i will now be putting this poem into my (our) usually-monthly display of poems which i call a showcase. Thanks.

    your name will be mentioned at least twice. bri :)(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/23/2018 1:07:00 PM)

    (cont.)
    Thanks. Bri :)

    p.s. showcases ‘show up’ as individual poems in my Bri Edwards list of PH poems; search by month and year, since about three years ago.(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/23/2018 1:06:00 PM)

    (cont.) Besides featuring ‘racism poems’, I am featuring SHORT poems written by some of my PH “friends”. Any questions? Please feel free to ask. (cont.)(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/23/2018 1:05:00 PM)

    (cont.) 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.)(Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/23/2018 1:04:00 PM)

    i am collecting PH poems which i find in PH's list of racism-topic poems. this is the first i've read from PH's
    suggested list of 100. i LIKE this one, a lot. i will send it to MyPoemList. (cont.)(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (2/10/2018 7:28:00 PM)

    The colour or race of an individual does not matter, what counts is that one is born a worthy person. Brave utterances set aside for honest reflection. Thanks for sharing Willow and do remain enriched.(Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (2/12/2006 9:15:00 AM)

    Well first of all, you have a wonderful name.Is this your actual name? Beautiful either way.
    Secondly you have opened up yet another door that allows the reader to examine their
    own out look on these matters.Loads of Feeling and tallent in your poetry.Love Duncan(Report)Reply

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  • David Tanguay (1/8/2006 6:05:00 AM)

    Very true! We are born with love! but hate is learned!
    'your friend' by love(Report)Reply

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  • Linda Jenkinson (11/17/2005 2:33:00 PM)

    i like your tone...best regards linda(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 17, 2005



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