Poems about Race

We wear invisible chains alongside these bars Holding within our ancestor’s abuse and still fresh scars
I wish labels were for clothes and Segregation of colors remained in boxes of crayons
We grew up listening to fairy tales, The happy endings that would last ever after.
I watched her cry. Many nights I tried Just to understand why these Tears fell from her eyes. Who hurt her so much, That whatever started
The color of my skin has caused a lot of people to hate me
Circumstance by Angela Brown  
 “what unites us is greater than what separates us.”   Whenever, I look myself in the mirror
Being as black as the night sky isn’t easy
I am Black A race named after the richness of skin A race deemed unclean
The word “RACISM” was introduced to me, while the English language still struggled to fly free from my mouth.

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