A Coloured Poem
I got this poem in a forward and I must say it really touched me. It’s both hilarious and loaded with meaning.
I’ve never really liked or enjoyed poetry, but this is fantastic.
This poem, written by an African boy, was nominated for the best poem in 2005.
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, Im still black.
And u white fella,
when u born, u pink.
When u grow up, u white.
When u go in sun, u red.
When u cold, u blue.
When u scared, u yellow.
When sick, ugreen.
And when u die, u gray……
And u calling ME coloured???
Racism still exists in many forms in our society today. It’s upto us- the youth of the world, to wipe it off the face of the earth.
Racism prevails in India as well. There was a report in Deccan Herald about three years ago, where a group of Kenyan exchange students said that they faced a lot of discrimination in India, no different from what they face in Europe and the US. This is not the image we want of our country.
Let us all take the UN pledge against racism and rid our society of this bane.
The UN personal pledge against racism:
As a young citizen of the world community,
I stand with the United Nations against
racism, discrimination and intolerance of any kind.
Throughout my life I will try to promote equality, justice and
dignity among all people in my home, my community and
everywhere in the world.