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Below is the poem entitled BLACK/WHITE/WHAT IS COLOR which was written by poet brandy megens. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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his color was his curse that almost landed him in a hearse

his night started easy only ending up worse

white cops a black man not a good sight

in the end it wasnt't even a fair fight

they kicked him and punched him and jumped him for just being black

they might as well been the kkk on a midnight attack

that was just one man there are so many more out there

police sodomizing and raping them in a bathroom

with billy clubs and broom stick handles

blood soaked shorts and torn up sandles

on the job an hispanic cop pulls out his gun to stop a theif

only to get shot down by a white officer's cheif

they say it doesn't exist anymore but yet we ignore all the racisim for sure

white folks can speed and white folks can lie 

the minority can't cry or even try just shut up and die

it's a unspoken truth that casts a dark shadow in our lives

stories we tell to our childen and wives

in the line to the soup kitchen we all stand in shame

bet you never thought this was part of the game

color really has no meaning or description

when we bleed we all run red

where do you stand

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  1. Date: 6/11/2009 7:30:00 AM
    Brilliant write Brandy, i hope this type of racism gets stamped on by high>James

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 12:30:00 PM
    Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 12:18:00 PM
    of the past...that if you speak up about injustice that something is wrong with you..racism exist on both aisle of the human race..I have friends who can't stand white folks and I know people who can't stand the sight of me...but the thing that gets me is when others claim that it doesn't exist..that this is all make believe...often I have found those folks are the ones who are living in a bubble and can't see pass their small world...good write my friend.

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 12:15:00 PM
    I lived in New York when such a crime as the one you write about happened to a Haitian citizen...the club that it went down was not too far from my residence...I couldn't believe that they raped him with their clubs...reducing him to nothing all because he spoke another language or look different...we have come very far in this country and this country has given me, an adopted son a whole lot....but there are those out there who think we are still living in paranoia, that racism is a thing