ARE YOU COLORED

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ARE YOU COLORED

Some whisper black, some mumble white,
When you marry them; they experience a stream of delight 
The world started its life with the two colors united,
Then why there is a system that divides them?
Don't you remember how beautiful were those channels on tv?
Playing the black and white opera or a cricket spree 
You appreciate the beauty of black and white photography,
Yet you discriminate a human based on topography 
You admire the aesthetic tones of black and white in unison,
But look at them separately when it comes to humans.  
You filter effects to look beautiful with black and white, 
And yet when you come across a black or white person,
Your attraction gets biased between the two,
You look for more white and less black. 
Aren't you a soul that's completely blank? 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 4/9/2017 8:49:00 AM
    Very well brought out bias against black ... Those who do so, their black shadows ridicule their white objects ...

    Neogi Avatar Joyeeta Neogi
    Date: 4/9/2017 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    loved the last line you wrote :-) very well explained .
    Neogi Avatar Joyeeta Neogi
    Date: 4/9/2017 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sir :)
  1. Date: 4/9/2017 8:05:00 AM
    Thank you so much for this powerful and stirring poem. I believe too many people have been wearing colored filters almost from birth, and they don't realize that their soul is infected. They claim they are not biased, but they never took a long clear look at the history of mankind. "You discriminate based on topography" You are unfortunately so right Joyeeta. May your outstanding poem/lyrics awaken the heart and soul of men :) A heartfelt 7 Amitiés

    Neogi Avatar Joyeeta Neogi
    Date: 4/9/2017 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne :) for liking my poem. I hope it awakens the mere discrimination done against colored people. What I am trying to know is when you appreciate such aesthetic tones of black and white in unison why do you still look at them separately when it comes to humans? Why black scares you but white doesn't ? Thanks once again :)
  1. Date: 4/9/2017 7:37:00 AM
    Nice write, lets soften their hearts .. Still hope for one race :)

    Neogi Avatar Joyeeta Neogi
    Date: 4/9/2017 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Glen. Yes hoping for a blend of of races without any bigotry. :)