Jayne Downing

Rookie (1st May 1965 / West Midlands)

The Response

Poem by Jayne Downing

The muggers that cleaned the account
Right out, with the stealth of a silent
Belly-on-the-ground black cat
Ready and waiting to strike

So when the people all ask
'Were they black? ' the great 'white' hunter is back
The 'Empire' is still being a twat
And learned NOTHING in all of its life.

How pure is white?
It's not
It gets dirty way too quick.

Please tell me why it is
That I don't ever understand
How a shade can represent a behaviour?


Comments about The Response by Jayne Downing

  • Jarmara Black (3/9/2007 8:43:00 AM)

    made me sorrowful and like you i dont understand(Report)Reply

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  • Ronald Stroman (2/23/2007 9:00:00 AM)

    they don't understand that the white bread, the brown bread and the bread with raisons (that's sweetly different) ... was all created by the same sandwich maker / bread baker.

    your poetic words are an enlightenment. this i sincerily mean.(Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Allen Vinal (2/23/2007 8:00:00 AM)

    Many shades.. Many behaviors.. Well written!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 22, 2011