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What Is White

Lost in a Land of Gold and Honey What is white? What do you call white? White can be a mixture of races like shepherd pie. A mixture of vegetables, meat, spices, then creating a seal of mashed potatoes. All you see is the topping of white mashed potatoes. So, what do you call white? Let your colours bleed and blend whither brown, black, yellow, red, green, or white colour skin. You peel back the bark of each family tree. You’ll find we all share some sort of, religion, language, hopes, and dreams. We are all under the same clouds, rise in the same golden sunrise, slumber in the same star filled night, and stand on the same fertile soil. We all thirst, we hunger, we hate, we love, we cry, we laugh, we live, we die, we all bleed red, and mourn for our loved ones. My parents, my parent’s parents, were born and raised in the United States, Spaniards in a city of segregation. Excluded from Whites, Mexicans, and African Americans even though we were white and Spaniard I was labeled. So, what is white? Because you’re not white, it makes you less special you become less innocent so the law looks at you as guilt. 1/14/2018

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Date: 2/6/2018 11:37:00 AM
A really good one Eve. Thanks for sharing. Blessings
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Date: 1/25/2018 9:04:00 PM
Eve Many Congrats on your TOP Win ...Nice Poem Regards, Sathya
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Date: 1/25/2018 6:57:00 PM
Very powerful and well written, Eve. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 1/25/2018 3:15:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Eve with this well written poem. :))
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Date: 1/25/2018 1:42:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Eve.
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Date: 1/25/2018 1:12:00 PM
Wow what a powerful piece Eve! Beautifully expressed! Congratulations on your wonderful and most deserved first placement! Awe inspiring! : )
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Date: 1/23/2018 8:04:00 PM
Hi Eve, your sentiments are very well expressed. I normally don't like centering but for the content of this verse it worked perfectly. We should ALL stay centered on what truly matters about a person, their heart as shown by constructive rather than destructive actions. I am proud to have you as a long time friend. [Do notice Eve punctuates, uses metaphors, uses repetition for emphasis, uses commas appropriately etc. a POLISHED verse.] Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 1/23/2018 2:48:00 PM
Nicely done! Congrats, Eve!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:29:00 PM
Thank you, Kim. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/23/2018 1:35:00 PM
Wonderful write Eve it's strange how people think, my wife is from Argentina and she is very white skinned, but when she speaks with an accent people treat her differently. Congrats on a fine win!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:27:00 PM
At 21 my ex-husband and I moved to a small town in Oregon.. A man running for chief of police knocked at my door for votes (hum) his conversation was making sure the mexican people and other races didn't move in our small community .. I am a shame , I should have said something, but I didn't.. But I didn't vote for him..
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 1/23/2018 2:49:00 PM
Wow, John! My daughter-in-law was born in Guam. I was constantly asked “Does she speak English?”
Date: 1/23/2018 1:31:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your winning poem again. Congrats on top placement.
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Date: 1/23/2018 3:29:00 PM
Thank you , Richard. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/23/2018 11:58:00 AM
Congrats Eve..on your first place win.
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:30:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/23/2018 11:27:00 AM
Eve, this is truly a wonderful write. Congratulations on a well deserved first place.
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:31:00 PM
Thank you, Janis. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/18/2018 7:51:00 PM
Bless your children, Eve. Bless YOU. You are raising them well, and I am sorry if your sons had to learn (or see) hatred when they joined the service. The one place where unity of the men is an absolute MUST
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:31:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/18/2018 5:24:00 PM
Under 0.1 millimeter of epidermis, we're all pink.....well penned...
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:32:00 PM
So very true... thank you, Pashang. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/18/2018 2:18:00 PM
spainiard ... love how that word looks ... hey ... pull up a seat ... let me shed my skin for you ... love the feel of it all ...
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Date: 1/23/2018 3:33:00 PM
thank you, Wool Man. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/18/2018 5:25:00 AM
You have opened the floodgate of our sentiments here, Eve ... A vast canvas in just a few bold strokes... I regret that I didn't read this in time ... very powerful it has been ... Absolutely rightly said ... I like to avoid people conscious of their race ...
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:34:00 PM
Thank you, Probir my friend Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/18/2018 5:11:00 AM
Great write Eve! Such an important topic well addressed Thank you
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:41:00 PM
Thank you, Ingrid.. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/16/2018 10:16:00 PM
Great write Eve, White is not the color of the skin, is the purity of the heart, and your heart is pure white!!! Hugs!!!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:39:00 PM
Thank you, Arthur, my friend Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/16/2018 5:36:00 PM
It's all the more confusing nowadays with interracial relationships becoming the norm in our shrinking world. Such a silly prejucide. Good luck in the contest Eve.
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:40:00 PM
Thank you, Jean, it is all to silly , but you still have naive people :) my friend Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/16/2018 4:47:00 PM
I have a multicultural family, my wife is Chinese and our son married an East Indian girl. It was cool at the wedding a mixture of many races and everyone partying and having a great time. Proof that people of different races religion and colour can enjoy each others company and cultures.
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thank you, Richard, you have such a kind heart and a very beautiful family:) my friend Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/16/2018 4:19:00 PM
awesome poetry Eve, there is so many angles to this subject, so much to discuss about it. I respect every single word you have written, it will help society in the long run,, i am hopeful of that..
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Date: 1/23/2018 3:42:00 PM
Thank you, Harry :) as I do... my friend Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/16/2018 3:32:00 PM
Deep thoughts here, Eve. i noticed a few others were playing with the subject of "race" as well. I am not sure I understood the challenge, so I just entered an older poem i had written on the color white. That is so true what you said about spaniards. They are white and yet many Americans have no clue, when they say, the Spanish, they are imagining darker colored people, when in reality, they are fair skinned skin unless mixed with muslims, etc. I recall red heads in Madrid, not Americanos!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/16/2018 4:07:00 PM
My middle son was a red head now his beard is red, my youngest a blonde and very curly hair until he started going to school then it changed.. People are so very naive when it comes to race... What does it matter , my sons didn't know anything of hatred between race until they went into the service. My grandchildren don't see color bless them :) . .
Date: 1/16/2018 7:34:00 AM
insightful Eve, great poem, Debbie will love this good luck! ;)-luloo
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Date: 1/23/2018 3:38:00 PM
Thank you, Laura, my friend Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/15/2018 8:06:00 PM
Wow, Eve. Nailed this!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:44:00 PM
Thank you, Rhoda..Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 1/15/2018 2:13:00 PM
Powerful poem Eve, I think it is sad that people are still viewed as a colour.. This is a great poem with a powerful message..
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/23/2018 3:37:00 PM
Thank you, Silent One, no place for colored names... just a rainbow of love. my friend Hugs Eve ~`*
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