Friday, October 17, 2008

Best poem nominated by United Nations in 2006

I have to share this poem that was passed to me at work today:

This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem of 2006, Written by an African.

The poem is called


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 fellow
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?


estlxlan said...

good one! =)

Carolyn said...

Great poem, love the picture too :)

Midice said...

Fantastic especially as it ethnic diversity is being publisted at work this week. can I copy?

Suzanne said...

This poem has been my all time favourite. As I'm quite tanned, I always my friends I'm not colourful like the rainbow. Heh. I still hold on to the nickname Mudcake though. Hrmph...

Anonymous said...

is this racism in reverse

infomidwife said...

Hi Midice, thanks for commenting, yes copy away - enjoy

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