Black Poetry : Who Am I?/Thoughts and Questions of an Interracial Child

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  1. Allsmiles

    Allsmiles New Member MEMBER

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    Who Am I?
    Thoughts and Questions of an Interracial Child

    Who am I? Am I black? My mom is black. Her skin is very dark and so are her eyes. She has rough black hair and thick lips. Some people say I look like her, but I am not black.

    Who am I? Am I white? My dad is white. His skin is tan and gets darker during the summer, but not as dark as my mom's. He has light brown eyes and thin lips. His hair is brown and feels soft. Some people say I look like him, but I am not white.

    Who am I? When I took that test in school and it asked my race, there was a box for black or white. There was no box for me. I am black AND white. I checked black because that seemed to be what people thought I was. I asked my parents what I should have checked. They told me that checking black was fine, because that is how the world sees me.

    Who am I? I am black AND white, a mixture of both my mom and dad. I have come to realize that it is not as important how the world sees me, but how I see me. I am smart and I am strong-willed. I am independent. I am me......and I am loved.


    Unpublished work © 2002 Latitia D. Simpson
     
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    :wave: Haaaaaaaaaaay Allsmiles :wave:

    ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~

    Whoever you are today ... tomorrow ... or next week ...

    You are welcome here. Please make yourself at home.

    :heart:

    Destee

    ps ... i moved your thread to the poetry forum, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Allsmiles

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    thanks Destee
     
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    here is a new Member that problee got lost in all da poetry :wink:
     
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    welcome welcome welcome !!!!

    welcome to da house of destee place
    flow as u glow and put smiles on faces
    welcome within upon family & friendz
    welcome to da flow of destee poetic showz
    welcome wit love from above :) :heart:
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    i like this...

    and welcome! :spinstar:
     
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    *lays out the welcome mat*

    this is the attitude every interracial person should have..
    i love this poem's face value,
    the probe,
    the reality and finally the truth-- you are you and you are loved.

    nfinite...
     
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    welcome
    You are who you want to be as long as you never forget who you are.
    You are first and foremost a child of God and the dictates of your conscious will illuminate the real you if you let it.
     
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    they are intermittently
    burdening me
    with their misconceptions
    they are scrutinizing
    hatefully
    confusing my direction
    wanting me to be their way
    when truly
    I can only be...myself
    A BEAUTIFUL QUEEN

    Many Blessings Unto You
    Welcome to the Safehaven
    1luv

    2fish
     
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    You are a lovely well spoken sista :)
     
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