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Friday, 19 October 2018 00:58

POEM: Melanin Conscious America or America in Black and White

Written by Emeka Chiakwelu

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Melanin Conscious America  or  America in Black and White

By Emeka Chiakwelu


Streaming droplet of sunshine raining
Beckoning me to come to see
I came because I was invited
The sun was good to me
Though the blistering cold was unbearable
Pouring over the bronze waxed skin
Sunshine was absorbed on the epidermis




Then they came out glowing in dark brown
You choose to call them Black
Perplexing psychological and physical subjugation
They accepted the label




If I am Black then you are White
So pale only can see red eyes 
In sunny rays where red eyes exists
while pale face melted away
Color do not define me




I am more than my color
I cherish my glowing dark melanin 
I am not my color
I am more than my color
I have no input in making myself Black
Neither had you input in making yourself White




Color do not define the mind of being
Our blood is red
Do we go around saying we are red?
You little mind, you simpleton
Held hostage by history and low esteem





Who are you fooling or just living in fantasy
What has color to mind but matter?
Did you make Black?
Did you make White?
We are brown, dark brown and pink
Chose where you belong?
Shame on humanity with simpleton mind




The streaming thoughts of fools
Dwelling on the endless naivety
Rolling the thoughts of  vanity
You silly mind of emptiness air
Recoiling actions with reflection
Perpetuating the levity of outdated persecution





Return to dwelling cogitate of reality
Free your mind from idiocy
Put reprobate senseless ideas to rest
Probing thoughts that lost its meaning
I came out Black
And you came out White
So what’s beef with you?
Are you shallow?
Are you ignorant?
OH! Yes! A slave to history




Emeka  Chiakwelu, Principal Policy Strategist at AFRIPOL. His works have appeared in Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Forbes and many other important journals around the world. His writings have also been cited in many economic books, publications and many institutions of higher learning including Harvard Education and Oxford University. Africa Political & Economic Strategic Center (AFRIPOL) is foremost a public policy center whose fundamental objective is to broaden the parameters of public policy debates in Africa. To advocate, promote and encourage free enterprise, democracy, sustainable green environment, human rights, conflict resolutions, transparency and probity in Africa. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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