7 Nov 2012


This poem, written by an African child was nominated for the Best Poem 2005.

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 fellows; 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; when you die, you grey. And you call me coloured?