Black, not white
Black! a word that always tend to stir
From ages hath caused a birr
after decades of raging war
they still shir!!
Black exist in all, a part
be it the color of eyes, skin or heart
or the thoughts and actions
only few can see, those smart.
At night the stars shine bright
Jesse, Oprah, Doris, Latimer to cite
For the major role they played
in every field, but still smite
All the efforts were in vain
of King, Douglass and others who did strain
for they are doomed to be remembered
a few days, a month, feign!
Without night there’s no day
for they go hand in hand and play
so hath universe been created
and yet the world seems to stray
there is no black history, oh blind!
for it is the history of mankind
to be remembered and revered
forever keep in mind
@ Nadiya (24 Feb '15)
*Placed 1st in the contest 'Writings in a Black Perspective' by Verlena S Walker on 19 March 2015
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