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And you call me coloured..??

I found this a week or so ago and just had to ‘share it’…lol How true is this…lol

Written by an African child and nominated by The United Nations
as the Best Poem of 2006.

And you calling me colored??

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 people.
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 grey…

And you calling me colored??

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Comments

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...over 6 years ago

    lol

  • lianne
    lianneover 6 years ago

    Now THAT is what I call perceptive!!!! I have always wondered this myself – lol. Very clever young man – thanks for sharing that Trisha – thought for the day!!!

  • Thank you lianne…what is the saying .."out of the mouths of babes
    comes Truth..’ i loved this……..

    – Pagly2

  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoover 6 years ago

    Yes, I remember it and thanks for bringing it up again. It is wise to inform the public, that we are all human beings. You always give great advice, and this poem really brings us all together, I hope

  • on this subject I shall always remind..and make no apology either…….
    my God tells me there is ONE Race……..The HUMAN Race………
    Hugs for you oscar….

    – Pagly2

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 6 years ago

    This is great. Thanks for sharing.

    Pagol

  • My pagol……..you never need reminding………you Understand…….
    hugs…..

    – Pagly2

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 6 years ago

    I like the way that was put it that we are human no matter
    we always should treat each other equally.

  • So true Nancy and Thank you…….hugs lots of…..

    – Pagly2

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    Trisha, Amazing..this is such a reminder of how foolish some people can be…when they
    place color over humanity…Sally xxoo

  • ahh Sally I had this for a while then lost it…strange how we find things when we need them most…lolol glad you liked it……..hugs for you to lots of….

    – Pagly2

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraover 6 years ago

    This was epic, you found a diamond in the rough, thank you,

  • there are many Diamonds jaine……..every child is one……….
    hugs for you….

    – Pagly2

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    And isn’t there an expression “And the child shall lead us….”

  • OHH YES……….and they do….if only we listen……as my youngest Grandaughter showed me one day…when she took a photograph of a Dear Family friend to school….a boy in her class pointed and shouted at her “He’s Black..!!!” Kate thumped him so hard he fell over and she shouted back…..
    “NO he isn’t….He’s Mannan..”….( Mannan is his name….)

    – Pagly2

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    Smart grandchild..raised well…..

  • Sally that is the way all my children have been raised…to see the person first…….anything else is an added bonus……lolol

    – Pagly2

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    Amen to that!!!! That’s the way I raised my son…..

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