he is black
he is proud
stands out
in a crowd
his dredlocks long
eyes so dark
a soul so pure
not even one mark
his loves his wife
adores his child
his manner of speech
is oh so mild
walks with shoulders
held erect
a man of strength
always direct

there are those that feel
black is black
white is white
turn away—don’t look back
they speak to him
without respect
when he answers
it’s what do you expect
your skin is different
than mine
don’t stand here
get to the end of the line
his pride stays strong
prejudice rears its ugly head
oh how sad
humanity is dead

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  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 6 years ago

    Sally, you put the words to the image! Strong words for a strong human being! Thank you.

  • Astoreth
    Astorethalmost 6 years ago

    Sally…you always say so beautifully what needs to be said. Bravo! xx

  • MistressZombie
    MistressZombiealmost 6 years ago

    This is such an important message.

  • JonoCarrick
    JonoCarrickalmost 6 years ago

    I agree, this is such an important poem with an important message.
    You are so empathetic and awake.

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromalmost 6 years ago

    Well said…on the money!

  • Faith Donovan
    Faith Donovanalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful Sally! Fantastic poem!

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 6 years ago

    beautifully said Sally ;) xoxox

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Mary Ann Reillyalmost 6 years ago

    Bravo Sally:)

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 6 years ago

    Great read dear Sal! xo

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