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THE COLOR OF OUR BLOOD

In my innocence I went out into the world Eager to learn all the lessons I can hold The things I’d learn I’d love to share Alas, people found me to be quite bold. I distinctly felt the tension in the air When I was little and went to a fair It was outside the town where I grew up People stared at us head to foot and kinky hair. I shrugged my shoulders, I did not mind I wanted to play with kids that were kind But their folks did not like a colored child Touch skin to skin with their children, later I’d find. I learned the first lesson about discrimination The hard way, from a small child’s perception I will fight for my right with all my might This I vowed unto myself with all determination. And so from that day on, I pushed for emancipation From the shackles of a closed mind, a liberation How dare you think I'm lower than you are When our blood is the same color red, under examination? We have come a long way indeed, I know For now we can vote, to a master we need not kowtow Freedom from slavery, gained through sweat and blood Our children can now speak without fear to friends or foe. Greater minds have walked these hollowed halls Than what I can aspire to be with my bold balls However Sir, that won’t stop me honestly From continuing to speak my voice, no matter you stall. Now Sir, tell me, what is the reason you cannot grant Before I make another speech, but not a rant Is it not only fair that you declare equal rate For black or white, as long as he deserves it, and not ignorant? A black man's thoughts on the prevailing system where blacks are assigned to positions with predominantly lower rates. 17 March 2015 CONTEST : Writings in a Black's Perspective - 1st Place SPONSOR : Verlena Walker

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Date: 12/14/2015 12:45:00 PM
Kim: This is very very descriptive very well told I loved it.. So let us truly let the truth shines and be sure to send it flying for all the world to enjoy you wonderful words I really love all you write and find this to be my fav ..thank you from my heart God's blessings lots of love and prayers to you always and I pray you Have a very, very Marry Christmas and As we know it to be true this is every bodies Special Day pours as well as God has given us many things in this life and He give us His son Jesus a wonderful caring, loving Man and I personally thank God for Him God's blessings to you on this very, very special day for us all.
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Date: 5/7/2015 12:26:00 PM
Discrimination is an evil which must be rooted out. All are equal. Very powerful poem. #7. A favorite again. Most of your poems are in my list of favorites.
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Date: 4/8/2015 12:04:00 PM
Firstly, a great congrats to you my lovely friend. Till today, innocent are not lesser in the world. Few do in the name of one or few do in the name of other. May God bless them all with light. Still this world has to go further to be perfected, i feel. Read my poems, many things i have expressed with my own view there. Loved always,bl
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Date: 4/2/2015 7:03:00 PM
Hi Kim, I enjoy coming back to view my replies... I think, she's promoting her site or somthing.... thank you once again. LINDA
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Date: 4/2/2015 11:41:00 AM
Kim, very very descriptive very telling I loved it..the truth shines let it fly..thank you tonytocaa...read mine when you have chance??
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Date: 3/29/2015 10:07:00 PM
Kim, I was referring to an old comment. Every time, I click on my e-mail to check out my new replies, it takes me to the page where the reply came from. :) I like coming back reading the replies, sometimes they are very interesting. have a nice day. LINDA
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Date: 3/29/2015 12:03:00 PM
Hi Kim, thank you for the wonderful reply... LINDA
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Date: 3/23/2015 5:10:00 AM
No wonder! -slow clap-
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Date: 3/25/2015 5:08:00 PM
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Date: 3/21/2015 5:59:00 PM
Kim:) Thank you so much for the reply. That was nice of you to comment my comment. ((Regarding the reply you left in my comment box)) Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 3/25/2015 5:08:00 PM
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Date: 3/21/2015 11:29:00 AM
Same theme my Dear, if you would like to read ? " Colours of the rainbow Come together as one 660 comments 5/2/2014 Rhyme "
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Date: 3/21/2015 5:47:00 AM
Important words by an important poet.
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Date: 3/20/2015 6:03:00 PM
Kim, Congratulations on your awesome win........ Luv ~LINDA~
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Date: 3/20/2015 11:51:00 AM
Good Morning Kim : I am glad to read that it is for you, on this, another gray and wet March Day, here in the lower mainland of B. C. “ Thank you so much for these pics... ”. You are most welcome Kim, and it is nice that you think “ you do have the eye for beauty... ”, and you feel this way about them “ love them sire.”.
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Date: 3/20/2015 11:50:00 AM
Congratulations Kim, on all your wins. I guess I should have included some photos relating to your poem “ THE COLOR OF OUR BLOOD ” and my comment, as related to the subject. Will do if interested ? “ Will have to save my replies and readings for some other times, sire. ” I do understand my Dear, and in the mean time you must take of business for the next three month . I an glad to see that you have shown some of yourself. You take good care and be seeing you in that little square . Bill . ( B. J. “A” 2 )
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Date: 3/20/2015 11:50:00 AM
“ Yes, indeed mine on DERELICT BEAUTY was caught at twilight, seemingly marooned on the beach during low tide... ” Is the underlined reality and “ DERELICT ” is the poetic eye of the author ?, and these boats were actually running crafts just listing to the port or starboard marooned on the sands of low tide ?, or where they actually derelicts decaying on the wings of low and high tides ?
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Date: 3/20/2015 8:01:00 AM
Hello dear poet ! First let me get out of the way....TY for correcting my misspelling ! Ok...This write of yours tweeked a nerve of mine. 1) I come from an area of Phila. Pa. where, white was only right, yet,I have 9 neices and nephews who are bi-racial(Afro-A) and, my father married a woman when I was 4 who is Puerto Rican,(4 siblings) and they are still married 52yrs( I fought alot !)2) Every person where I live makes the same $'s. It's sad to know this still exist ! Have a blessed journey...much love, james..P.S...I never understood bigotry
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Date: 3/19/2015 6:07:00 PM
Congratulations Kim on your 1st place win! Verlena
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Date: 3/19/2015 2:39:00 PM
Hello Kim : I am sorry Kim, that with all the correspondence I have been steeped in lately, I have neglected to acknowledge and or comment on your last five entries, more gems for your jewelry collection. “ Derelict Beauty ” I would like to send you some photos of. “ THE COLOR OF OUR BLOOD ” is a subject that I am more than intimately aware of. Good work my Dear !!!, keep it up . B. J. “A ” 2 ( Bill. )
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Date: 3/19/2015 1:00:00 PM
- Nice to SEE (!) you, Kim :)) - Justice is to treat everyone with love - (I know I've read it before :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/19/2015 1:10:00 PM
- I wish you a relaxed and good night :)
Date: 3/19/2015 11:24:00 AM
Your poem is beautyful indeed. It is a sad story with happy future, I hope. Ignorance must be overcome by truth and equality of living beings is truth.
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Date: 3/18/2015 4:01:00 AM
Loved it X100. Kim you speak for so many. All the best in the contest. With love, njeri.
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Date: 3/17/2015 9:22:00 PM
I loved this, however you do know what today is? St Paddy's day and today well my blood is GREEN!!!!! :) This is a beautiful poem, I love when a poet can put themselves in someone else s place, if all mankind did that, be a softer world to live in!
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Date: 3/17/2015 7:09:00 PM
This poem is like a cleansing of the soul allotting time for healing and growth after the pain has subsided. Emile.
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Date: 3/17/2015 5:05:00 PM
All mankind have something in common which is blood's color.. Very true piece from you Kim.. I really enjoyed they reading.. A 7 Fadi :)
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Date: 3/17/2015 7:51:00 AM
Well-written Kabayan.. :)! weeee! galing ng Pinoy.. :) San ka sa Pilipinas? soupmail.. :)!
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