a poem about color + a message about unity

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color interlude

color of my skin
questions your within
color of my hips
tastes bitter on your lips
color of my ‘tude
dampens your mood
color of my sway
makes you walk away

Do you feel threaten by my presence? Do you feel threaten by the pride I show? How come? Did you ever think the same game they’ve played on me, they’ve been playing on you? If your power depends on my degradation, then a mind trick worked. Divide and conquer. Divide and conquer. Divide and conquer. The idea is simple and the execution has been flawless. They got us if we are too distracted living in fear and fighting one another. However, we can always flip the script. We could show empathy, understanding, and community without excluding our individual cultures. We can even respectfully be prideful of our own heritage without being a threat to anyone else’s. In the 1960s, there were strives towards this goal with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Poor People’s Campaign and even the Black Panther Party, just to name a few. Unite and love. Unite and love. Unite and love. That is the true threat against divide and conquer.

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