The Color Of Racism And Bigotry

I see the sad color of racism not every other day

But every second of the hour, all minutes of the day
I see the serious mental and physical damages
That this cancer has done throughout the ages

And is still doing to our beloved human beings
The others treat our People like they are leftover beans
On a petty pet's plate. Our people deserve respect
Fairness, justice, equality, acknowledgement
Compassion, credit and better treatment
Our sisters are tired of being left out on the deck
Our siblings are often harassed senselessly, persecuted
Falsely accused and relentlessly prosecuted
At one time, they were hunted and hounded by the system
At other time, hindered and haunted by an organized medium
Created to attack, destroy, burn, ravage and annihilate
To embarrass, marginalize, ridicule, punish and discriminate
I see the color of racism, when the police for no apparent reasons
Stopped, frisked and handcuffed our homeless, our elderlies
Or our law abiding citizens, like it was open seasons
To hunt for mule deer or bears, who behave like enemies
Of the civilized society. I see the sick color of racism
When our people are not hired not for being unqualified
But because of their skin color; they're quickly disqualified
Dismissed, fired or terminated. I see the monster of cynicism
All golly minutes of the day. The arrogance is unparalleled
Beyond belief. The racists forgot that God only created one race

One human race, one human race, one darn human race

Their false pride, their fake supremacy, their ignorance is unleveled
And their audacity is incomparable. I see the colors of racism
Not that I want to search for them, not that I want to find them
Most of the time, I simply cannot elude, evade or escape them
It is not easy to ignore the litanies of bad or negative mannerisms
The bigots easily function like virulent or venomous vipers
That suck out the emotions, and that destroy all positive characters

Our lives, black lives, like other lives, are sacramental and important

And our contributions to the world are significant
I see the ugly and surly color of racism not every other day
But every second of the hour, every minute of the darn day.

P.S. I wrote this poem a long time ago, yet I am dedicating it to:

"BLACK LIVES MATTER".

This is my small, petite or tiny way of saying: THANK YOU.

 

Copyright © February 24, 2015, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved

Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

Comments

Kd_wholewhale

This poem right here is powerful! Really showed the rasism & bigotry ( point of view ) towards the black/ Africa American community . 
Good Poem.  

peachesisjenny

Hi,

I am a counselor in training and I am studying poetry therapy in class. Would you mind if I read this poem for my class? 

60Etincelles

Yes, of course. This poem belongs to all of you. It is my way of saying: THANK YOU.

Enjoy it and share it.

 

Hebert Logerie

2/17/2021

peachesisjenny

Thank you so much! 

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