A Racist's Confession

November 6, 2008
By Dan Haggerty BRONZE, Warrington, Pennsylvania
Dan Haggerty BRONZE, Warrington, Pennsylvania
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Racism
A word that in many ways
Controls our views of the world
Limiting the prosperity we crave
And the equality we need
I am a Racist
Not because I have hate in my heart
I’d rather fill that void with love
And occasional indifference
But because I listen
To the stereotypes
To the slurs
To the hate
I listen intently
I don’t believe but I listen
And I do nothing to stop it
Which begs the question
Who’s more guilty anyway
The racist pig who pulls the trigger
Or the shrugging nobody who goes
on with his day?



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on Mar. 10 2012 at 5:23 pm
Tornado Misha BRONZE, Ng, Other
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jinx man. jinx.

on Nov. 11 2009 at 5:43 pm
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

Hey, wonderful work!!! this is amazing . . . U write beautifuly so continue writing!!! also plz check out my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and it would be appreciated a comment and a rating, thankx! and keep up the good work!!!

Carol BRONZE said...
on Oct. 13 2009 at 9:03 pm
Carol BRONZE, Weslaco, Texas
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I really love your poem. It really makes me think. :)

on Aug. 6 2009 at 8:52 pm
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
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amazing poem, i love it!

on Jul. 16 2009 at 12:48 pm
doverdrama SILVER, Dover, Delaware
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really cool. i used to think like you, but then i realized that everyone was made by God, so who am I to look down on someone He created?

leena.k SILVER said...
on Jul. 8 2009 at 11:38 pm
leena.k SILVER, Doha, Alaska
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truth in its rawest. :)

Ann said...
on Jun. 9 2009 at 2:09 pm
Excellent poem with a fresh perspective on racism. I read this to my class.

on Apr. 11 2009 at 3:24 pm
YeseniaG SILVER, Livonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Life is what happens when you're busy making plans.

Great. I love how you put the poem in that perspective.

overgrow said...
on Apr. 5 2009 at 7:49 pm
A good poem by any means. the first time I read it I wasn't actually aware it was a poem. It seemed so true and so just. I am quite impressed.

MDM23 said...
on Mar. 13 2009 at 5:48 pm
very real and compelling.

imjackman said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 4:29 pm
very interrrresting. nice poem.

HBCdance said...
on Feb. 3 2009 at 9:37 pm
I really liked the truth in that piece. A lot of people stand by and watch as racism happens, but very few take action to stop it. Also, great job. I, for one, would have a TON of trouble putting that into words, and then you go and do it perfectly!

dreamer101 said...
on Jan. 30 2009 at 11:07 pm
You brought up a point that is often overlooked by many people. The bystanders are just as guilty as the people engaging in the acts of racism. I think you are very wise in realizing this. It was amazing!

Reader93 said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 5:41 am
This was amazing, definitley the best work I've read so far on this site. What you're saying is so true too.

Hali said...
on Jan. 10 2009 at 10:00 pm
Wow! amazing.


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