And you call me colored???

This poem was nominated Poem of the Year for 2005.
Written by an African child with an amazing thought :
He says,

“When I born, I Black,
When I grow up, I Black,
When I go in Sun, I Black,
When I scared, I Black,
When I sick, I Black,
And when I die, I still black…
And you White fellow,
When you born, you pink,
When you grow up, you White,
When you go in Sun, you Red,
When you cold, you blue,
When you scared, you yellow,
When you sick, you Green,
And when you die, you Grey…
And you call me colored???..

Hoda Mohtar

International Educational Consultant Founder and CEO of EduCounseling Services

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