|1st August 2001 - Page 4|
Black and White?
One cloudy starless night,
I witnessed a sorry sight,
A young black boy,
Labouring with all his might.
Beside him was a similar lad,
In a tattered costume he was clad,
"A lot of work" argued his swollen hand.
He was all bone and skin,
exceedingly lean and thin.
His legs were bowed,
And his hands full of load.
A shiver ran down my spine,
I thanked god for my life so fine.
I went to the twosome and said,
"Why do I find you out of bed?"
The two just stared,
Speak they didn't dare!
"Go away!" they said in a tone of fright,
"You know we aren't to talk with a white!
We don't belong to the race as you,
Work is all that we can do.
Luxuries are not for us,
We just work from dawn to dusk.
We live on the open road,
That is our simple abode."
That incident left me thinking,
"Are we discriminating?"
Racism on the basis of hue?
What's the difference between black, white and blue?
What's the difference between two races?
What can we tell by people's faces?
So why are some races ill treated?
And some others well respected?
Why do some races have more rights?
What's the use of racial fights?
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