Human Animal

December 21, 2012
By SpyceChik GOLD, Accra, Other
SpyceChik GOLD, Accra, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If it must be done, it must be done well.


The lash across my back,
makes red my brilliant black.
The venom in those eyes,
transmitted by my sighs.

And I remember
grief-stricken mother
watching helplessly as “human” arms
dragged me overseas
to till this land not Ours.

I await the utterance of that word;
the justification of my maltreatment

His lips twist ,
into a snarl,
His raised fist,
the guttural growl;
“ANIMAL!”

He has hands and arms:
I have hands and arms.
He has legs and feet:
I have legs and feet.

I search in vain for my non-existent tell-tale tail


I examine his torso
and touch its tinted reflection beneath my shirt.

But when I look into his eyes
They are full of hatred
They are full of bloodlust
yet he calls me
“ANIMAL!”
?


The author's comments:
racism is pointless

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Charcoal GOLD said...
on Sep. 29 2013 at 4:01 pm
Charcoal GOLD, Temecula, California
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I love this poem and the meaning behind it. I can't wait to read more of your writing.

SpyceChik GOLD said...
on Jan. 7 2013 at 10:46 am
SpyceChik GOLD, Accra, Other
14 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it must be done, it must be done well.

Thanks! I'm glad you like it!

on Jan. 5 2013 at 8:29 pm
Sam_Dawn_Richi SILVER, Augusta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning dance in the rain." -anonymus

This is a great poem with a great message.


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