A little something to think about..

When I born, I Black,
When I grow up, I Black,
When I go in Sun, I Black,
When I scared, I Black,
When I sick, I Black,
And when I die, I still black..
And you White fella,
When you born, you Pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you Blue,
When you scared, you Yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Gray..
And you calling me Colored ??

Aly El Sahly

This poem was nominated poem of 2005 for the best poem, written by an African kid. It really gives us something to think about, right? Let’s stop Racism!!

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2 thoughts on “A little something to think about..”

  1. hello

    i heard this poem way before 2005, perhaps in 1995 whilst in school where a friend showed it to me, so if this african kid says that this is his then it is plaigerising. I do not know the orgins, but it sounds like something from the black panthers, in america and with reference to the words “coloured” which is now outdated, maybe mid 1970’s? But dont qoute me on it.

    zappata

  2. hello

    i heard this poem way before 2005, perhaps in 1995 whilst in school where a friend showed it to me, so if this african kid says that this is his then it is plaigerising. I do not know the orgins, but it sounds like something from the black panthers, in america and with reference to the words “coloured” which is now outdated, maybe mid 1970’s? But dont qoute me on it.

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