Racism

Racism long poem

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Why should the black be discriminated ?

whether your blood be high land or low,
whether your skin be black or white as the snow,
Of reason there’s none, and why should there be
As long as there’s fire in the blood and a light in the eye

Why should the black be discriminated ?

When I try to sleep at night
I may have colourful dream
The outside world still is black and white
While all other colours have no colour

Why should the black be discriminated ?

My heart is as pure as flowing river
My mind as clear as white inside.
who cares for that when
I can’t hide what is on my face..

Why should the black be discriminated ?

The world is black during the night
the world is white.during the day
The child may be white or black.
The whole world looks upon the child,
not at its colour but on its smile

Why should the black be discriminated ?

When debating the subject of equality
Either you’re wrong or you’re right
But, when you are looking at a baby
you will always be right

Hands and feet are all alike
But wealth between divide us

Hands and feet are all alike
But fear between divide us

Hands and feet are alike
But Ego between divide us

And what does the colour of the skin
Have to do with the person within”

The ink is Black
The page is White
Together we learn how to read and write
Some people are Black
and some White
Together we can learn to Live

I can’t change your mind
You can’t change my colour
Free your mind and I am sure
our colour will not come in the way

Because she’s black
My family will put her down
IF I break the white-trash to side with her around
our pure Love will sure burns out the hate which is so very blind

War cant be prevented until and unless
the philosophy which holds one race superior,
and another inferior, is finally and permanently
discredited and abandoned,

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
You need not have fear for atomic bomb
because it cant stop the passing time
as none else can

I never knew that my skin was too Black
I never knew that my nose was too flat
I never knew that my clothes didn’t fit
And I never knew there were things that I missed
But I knew we are all human beings born to be alike

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I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
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Aloke
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Nice poem. Good cadence.

Kenneth Miller
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I see a little steve biko inspiration in here
I’m reminded of the Peter Gabriel steve biko song… the outside world is black and white.

Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada.
I have to look before I have any idea where Karnataka is… three languages… thanks for choosing English as one of them,.

Kenneth Miller
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tell us about the imagery of the turtle.
are these editors choosing these graphics or did you choose the woman on the turtle’s back.
around here they used to say, “it is turtles all the way down”

Kenneth Miller
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I can see you uploaded that photo
that’s an exciting image too

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