DARK VS. LIGHT/COLORISM IN BLACK AMERICA: (POEM )

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DARK AND LIGHT

WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE SO DIFFERENT THAN I

LESS DIFFERENT AND MORE THE SAME, TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME PAIN

NEVER FORGET THE FACT THAT WE’RE BOTH BLACK

ME DARK AND YOU’RE LIGHT

FATE HAS SERVED US THE EXACT PLIGHT, SO WHY DO WE FIGHT OVER SOMETHING THAT IS MOT RIGHT

WHEN WE BOTH WERE ONCE TERRORIZED BY THE SAME HOODED COWARDS, WHO DID THEIR WICKEDNESS IN THE SHADOWS LIKE ROACHES IN THE NIGHT!image

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A. COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
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YOU’RE A MONKEY! (Poem)

YOU’RE A MONKEY

IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN SAID MANY TIMES TO ME

NOT BY THE SO-CALLED WHITE DEVIL ENEMIES

BUT BY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN NEGROID RACE FAMILY

WHO PASSED DOWN THEIR WHITE WASHED SELF-HATE TO ME

THE SAME WAY MY GHANAIAN FATHER PASSED DOWN HIS REGAL AFRICAN HISTORY!image

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND?! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY