The Color Of Racism Poem by Hebert Logerie

The Color Of Racism

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I see the sad color of racism not every other day
But every minutes of the day
I see the serious mental and physical damages
That this cancer has done throughout the ages
And is still doing to our beloved human beings
Others treat our people like they are leftover beans
On a pet's plate. Our people deserve respect
Fairness, justice, acknowledgement
Compassion and better treatment
Our sisters are tired of being left out on the deck
Our siblings are often harassed senselessly, persecuted
Falsely accused and relentlessly prosecuted
At one time, they were hunted by the system
At other time, haunted by an organized medium
Created to destroy, ravage and annihilate
To ridicule, punish and discriminate
I see the color of racism, when the police for no apparent reasons
Stopped, frisked and handcuffed our homeless, elderlies
Or our law abiding citizens, like it was open seasons
To hunt for mule deers or bears, who behave like enemies
Of the civilized society. I see the sick color of racism
When our people are not hired not for being unqualified
But because of their skin color; they're quickly disqualified
Dismissed, fired or terminated. I see the monster of cynicism
Every minutes of the day. The arrogance is unparalleled
Beyond belief. The racists forgot that God only created one race

One human race, one human race

Their false pride, their ignorance is unleveled
And their audacity, incomparable. I see the colors of racism
Not that I want to search for them, not that I want to find them
Most of the time, I simply cannot evade or escape them
It is not easy to ignore the litanies of bad or negative mannerisms
The bigots easily function like lethal venomous vipers
That suck out the emotions, and that destroy all positive characters
I see the ugly color of racism not every other day
But every minutes of the day.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Chinedu Dike 24 February 2015

Indeed, racism rears its ugly head every minute of the day. What a man inhumanity to man! A lovely poem, well articulated and penned with insight. Nice piece of poetry depicting the evils of racism with clarion call for Universal Brotherhood of man. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem THE PHOENIX STRANGLER.

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Kelly Kurt 23 March 2015

A haunting poem. Thank you for sharing. I pray that my children's generation will see an end to racism. Peace

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Lyn Paul 24 February 2015

How sad it is that racism exist. I have no understanding as to why the colour of our skin can differentiate the kind of person we are.

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Night 17 September 2019

thank you for the poem

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Martha 06 June 2018

Wow?????? well put

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Douglas Scotney 31 October 2017

I'm open to being disillusioned, but I think there aren't so many extremes these days

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Alicia Astogues 29 November 2016

When did you write this poem?

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Hebert Logerie Sr. 31 May 2016

Please go to You Tube and type: The Color of Racism. Thanks.

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