The American Bigotry

September 27, 2009
We thought they were beneath us
We knew we could control them
We said that they were less than human
Because there were not white

We said that they were savage
We knew that they would fight us
We thought that we could break them
Because they were not white

We said that they were lesser
We knew that they were weaker
We thought we would defeat them
Because they were not men

We say that they deserve it
We know what they did to us
We think that they are lesser
Because they are not black

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taytaynichole said...
Sept. 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm
this was realy good:) i know whut you mean
TJ-45 said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 5:52 am
I like this, it's a very clever statement and format. It shows the bigotry of both white men, AND black men. The only thing wrong with it is it's not really a sonnet. (A sonnet is 14 lines, and in your poem I counted 16) I still love it though.
VanillaRose replied...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 9:45 am
thanks. yeah, i have never really done poetry before, so i didn't know what type it was.
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