Your hatred is unreasonable, unfathomable, and irrational.
So why continue to say that name in place of my own?
You are the NIGGER
The low-down and the dirty.
That is insidious to your soul,
That runs deep and evil in your veins.
Being Black, this skin that I wear,
'Is it a sin?
Is it a curse?
I hail from the Yuruba,
strong and proud
that is where my roots are found.
Oh Despair for who I am!
Is that your goal?
To make me feel ashamed of this abundance of melanin in my skin?
And I will speak to you elegantly, eloquently, and most of all
I am blessed to be colorblind.
These eyes see but not blacks, whites, or grays
but the soul you harbor,
inside of this earthly vessel.
I will not be swayed by the rot
that is your perception.