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#1 melody

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:02 PM

This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem of 2006
written by an African Kid

When I born, I black
When I grew 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 gray

And you calling me colored?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:15 AM

The poem is all about human color and the difference that the little child faces in his day to day life. He wrote the poem in a very nice way. It is not the color who differentiates a human from human it's all about the heart that differentiate a man from a man.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:11 AM

Some political poetry is mere rant, but not Espada's. Exemplified by this eighth collection, his work captures the depth of human experience as shaped by the political inevitabilities of both America and Latin America.The Best American Poetry series offers a distinguished poet's selection of poems published in the course of a year. The guest editor for 2006 is Billy Collins, one of our most beloved poets, who has chosen poems of wit, humor, imagin.# Summarizes this issue as "an anthology that demonstrates the vitality of American poetry and showcases poems of wit, charm, humor, eloquence, ingenuity, and comic invention."




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