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Create a White Soil, It is worth the toil

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Create a White Soil, It is worth the toil

I am black, 
you are 
white... of 
course,
my blood 
is red, 
what 
colour is 
yours?
I am an 
African, 
you are an 
American,
The Sun is 
my skin, 
why do 
you tan?

'I am 
white, you 
are black', 
well said!
I have one 
head, have 
you got 
dash head?
Oh you are 
well read, 
you swim 
in books,
where 
comest 
these 
clowns 
and 
crooks?

I am black, 
you are a 
Briton, 
that's right,
you can 
read and 
write, see 
that light?
You have 
two hands 
and one 
high heart,
why crave 
this awful, 
ancient 
African art?

I am black, 
I have this 
simple 
sack,
Hey 
whiteman, 
I know 
you do not 
lack,
I live in a 
hut, right 
on a 
humble hill,
I see those 
misiles in 
your 
power mill.

I am black 
you are 
white, 
that's 
wow!
You did 
not create 
that 
colour...why 
cow?
You call me 
a monkey, 
I eat sweet 
bananas,
You seem 
like a racist 
with 
lustuous 
lacunas.

I am black, 
yet in my 
eyes I see 
the stars,
from that 
white 
skies you 
see but 
scars...
You are so 
different, 
why do 
you lament,
I am 
indifferent, 
you sound 
like... 
accident!

I am black, 
but you 
are in a 
black list,
You seem 
to be a 
terrorist, 
yes a racist!
You will 
one day go 
down in a 
black soil
or create a 
white soil, 
it is worth 
the toil!

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  1. Date: 7/7/2012 9:57:00 AM
    trust me on this, Adeleke, whitemen do lack many things. many of our children go hungry and are poorly dressed, many have no shelter in which to rest their head at night. Perhaps you were not aware of that. hugs, Catie :)