Poetry as Protest

This is written for dVerse Poet’s Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2020/09/24/mtb-protest-poetry/

Color

When was the last time you looked in a mirror 

To see what color your skin was 

Or to see how many blemishes you could find? 

When was the last time you looked in your wallet 

To see if the color of the money somehow matched 

The color of your skin, or at least complimented it? 

When was the last time you closed your eyes  

And saw only one color in your dreams?  

How can you say that color makes people different? 

Is a Box turtle better than a Pond turtle?  

Is a Maltese dog better than a Scottie? 

Is a German Shephard weird because it has more than one color? 

Where on the color wheel does it say that one color has more value than another? 

Wasn’t colored television an improvement to only black and white pictures? 

Where does this come from? 

Where does this make sense? 

Who has a good reason that color makes a difference? 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

23 thoughts on “Poetry as Protest

  1. You raised some very good points. Underneath all our colors, I have learned that we are the same. I am grateful to Canada for opening my eyes that multi culural communities can co-exist in harmony. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love this protest verse, Christine. We judge others all the time by so many different parameters, color being just one of them. And even people of color are judged by the darkness of their color by other people of color. And then there’s class divisions. All used by the power-hungry to create political divisions. What the hell is wrong with us?? Sigh.

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      1. It’s human nature or original sin, whichever you want to call it. Something in us needing to believe that some are more equal than others. And if it’s not one thing it’ll be another. The problem is spiritual, not rational.

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  3. beautifully penned! you’ve touched up on very important and crucial topics, i love this post!! thank you for sharing💞

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