Black and White

Life as a child was full of hues,
Of sparkling reds and brightened blues,
‘Coz the distinction of color had not been made,
The foundation of racism had not been laid.

However, things began to change as we grew,
‘Coz Black & White became the only colors we knew,
Makeba was no more the cheerful & witty girl,
Nor Mary the blue-eyed blonde with a curl.

We began to be known as blacks and whites,
Being distinguished by the racism termites,
Into colors that seemed superfluous,
In the face of love & friendship that held us.

Doesn’t pitch black turn into a shade of grey,
When white and black decide to play,
Then why confine ourselves by shades and hues,
Let all colors in the cup of life brew.

Come let’s extract the flavor of love,
Let’s make way for the peace dove,
And create a world of beautiful shades,
Where Makeba & Mary are tied in a common braid.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/25/2018 9:10:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Sishmita, wonderful poem ..Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 4/25/2018 5:36:00 PM
An awesome memory poem with a wise message. Congratulations on your placement. Very well written. I enjoyed.
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Sushmita Kalashikar
Date: 4/26/2018 12:13:00 AM
Thanks for the appreciation Susan :)
Date: 4/25/2018 10:54:00 AM
The message is fabulous, Sushmita. Congrats on your placement.
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Date: 4/25/2018 12:22:00 AM
Congrats on your win!
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Sushmita Kalashikar
Date: 4/25/2018 1:11:00 AM
Thanks Brenda :)
Date: 2/1/2018 8:58:00 AM
Congratulations on your top win!
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Date: 2/13/2018 3:41:00 AM
Thanks Richard :)
Date: 1/25/2018 9:18:00 PM
Congratulations Sushmita, on your win. Strong great write; ...Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 1/29/2018 5:03:00 AM
Hey Eve, Thanks for the wishes.
Date: 1/25/2018 12:41:00 PM
Beautiful expression of the racial prejudices, Sushmita. Congrats on you most deserved top win.
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Date: 1/29/2018 5:02:00 AM
Thanks a lot for the appreciation :)
Date: 1/24/2018 9:52:00 AM
Sushmita Kalashikar, Congratulations on your awesome win. Love is life, and life should always be colorful, it's never just one flavor. Enjoyed the read. LINDA
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Sushmita Kalashikar
Date: 1/24/2018 7:39:00 PM
Thanks for the appreciation Linda :)
Date: 1/24/2018 9:38:00 AM
I agree so much with your poem. I have experienced the separation of friends due to racial opinions. Congratulations on your big win! Hugs, atie :)
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Date: 1/24/2018 7:38:00 PM
Thanks for the wishes Catie :) And sorry to know about your friends.
Date: 1/24/2018 7:18:00 AM
perfectly expressed! congrats on your top placement ;)-luloo
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Sushmita Kalashikar
Date: 1/24/2018 7:23:00 AM
Thanks a lot Laura :)
Date: 1/23/2018 9:24:00 PM
Beauty is within not in the color of our skin! Beautifully expressed! Congrats on your well deserved win & best wishes :)
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Sushmita Kalashikar
Date: 1/23/2018 11:05:00 PM
Thanks Melissa for your appreciation and wishes :)
Date: 1/4/2018 5:05:00 AM
Very nice Sushmitra and very true...When you were young it wasn't obvious...if anything's clear to see it's how static and blinded we live today...A conscious poem indeed...All blessings to you
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Date: 1/4/2018 5:29:00 AM
Thanks Arturo for the blessings and appreciation and valuable insight of the poem.