POEM- IS IT THE EXTRA MELANIN IN OUR SKINS?

This is to support the ongoing movement and protest against oppression of black people by the system in America and all over the world. This poem is dedicated to black people and everyone else supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

IS IT THE EXTRA MELANIN IN OUR SKINS?

 

If you needed a kidney and I offered one,

Would you refuse it because of hate?

If we donated our blood,

Would you stop the transfusion because it was carried by a darker shade?

No, because right at that moment, I’m a perfect match.

So what is it?

Is it the extra melanin in our skins?

What is it that we carry that scares you so much?

What potential do you see in us that makes you afraid of our touch?

We are like eggs that you fight so hard for them not to hatch

What is it?

Is it the extra melanin in our skins?

Over and over again

We remind you of our pain

But every time you flush it down the drain

We are the same, despite of the color of our skins… That! I won’t remind you again.

It is obvious. It is clear. You just don’t give a damn

So what is it?

Is it the extra melanin in our skins?

Slavery

Death

Longer prison sentences

Unequal opportunities to education and Jobs

The list goes on.

Man! I CAN’T BREATH!!

IS IT THE EXTRA MELANIN IN OUR SKINS?

By Tumammie

black lives matter, say no to racism


Fatma Omar Ali

A Writer- Poems and Short Articles A book-lover. An Introvert. A student in the school of life. Dar es salaam Tanzania Email: fettyoh@gmail.com

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