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Oh God James wrote a poem about racism. How minor?

Hearts revel to the same drum 
Blood forever runs red
Yet equality is dead

Disgusted eyes plague black people
Whisper in their corners when I’m not around
Correct my accent wishing my soul didn’t dance
Hips halt in revulsion when the bass and lyrics sound

Disgusted eyes plague white people
Loudly insulting them from depths of a crowd
Make sport of their formality wishing they could feel the beat
Hips halt in revulsion when the guitar and banjo are played allowed

In time intangible ropes have enslaved our inner mind
Unconscious racism is even vivid to the eyes of the blind
Rationalize it if you please but correction is of need
Need of unification, 
Need of love,
Need of the word concede
Concede because all have suffered enough
ALL……………………………………………………..

Conquer the minds unconscious barricade, and accepts your neighbor.  For she/he might be 
the greatest fortune one may find.
Love and peace: james 

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  1. Date: 4/6/2009 9:44:00 AM
    Beautifully produced...all the best.

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 4:05:00 AM
    This piece is playing all the right tunes..love the theme of this piece and the flow just jumps off the page and tango all over my mind....

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 2:58:00 AM
    Your writing is touching the hearts of those that are lucky enough to read it! You show great understanding, compassion and generousity. If only all would undestand! Love, Bridget

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 11:23:00 PM
    Powerful write that speaks from the depths of your soul. You are so right with every line. Bless your beautiful spirit for stepping up and speaking out. Very well done. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 9:55:00 PM
    Wow, James, we're dancing to the beat of the same drum. How can we feel we are a progressive country if we allow the petty, disgusting feelings of racism to continue. Absolutely awesome work here!!!

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 9:15:00 PM
    "Hearts revel to the same drum Blood forever runs red" nice lines, I liked the ending as well, nice work...Raul

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 8:53:00 PM
    Amen, my friend. Compelling and inspiring poem. Good title. Ruben.