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     Among the maroons
And babies born
Deep blue black,
I step aside,
I stand back.
I’m not right
For this family picture
(Much too white).
I know they think this.
I do not fade into the night
Like my brothers. I,
In stark contrast,
Contrast starkly.
The moon’s rays enhance
These blond braids that dance
In my head.
In a world where blackness
Is celebrated,
I am a reminder
Of the white devil (so hated)
Who caused our first pains.
My red eyes stand
As testimony.
They say they don’t care,
But I know
The pain is there,
When they introduce me
As family,
And the people just stare.



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beautifulspiritThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 11:14 am
Your piece had good rhythm. The subject matter took on a different approach. Keep writing!
 
mariawest2012 said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 9:12 am
woww i like this poem.im not albino but i actually have a twin that is and we are both black.i dont know how its feels to be albino but i have seen the looks and stares she gets and the stupid questions like"your twin is white? how did that happen?"
 
SkyDeer said...
Dec. 13, 2010 at 8:46 pm
Awesome Article!
 
tiyai[: said...
May 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm
nice. really nice. i know what its like to be introduced to people & they look at you like you don't belong. really good.
 
crimson.k said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 11:35 pm
i think it was a poem, i think it was definetly a poem. so touching, wow.
 
dani_c_soccer said...
Sept. 7, 2008 at 11:21 pm
absolutly amazing. not quite a poem but still great. i feel for you. but keep writing it seems to be your vent
 
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