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Black Albino MAG

By Tanika S., Leicester, England

     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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on Dec. 22 2011 at 11:14 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Your piece had good rhythm. The subject matter took on a different approach. Keep writing!

on 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?"

on Dec. 13 2010 at 8:46 pm
SkyDeer PLATINUM, Mebane, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Respect the nerds, they will be your boss someday- The Computer Guy.
The best is yet to come and baby won't it be fine- A band.
Defiant is the best word in the dictionary!

Awesome Article!

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on May. 27 2010 at 1:13 pm
tiyai[: SILVER, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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nice. really nice. i know what its like to be introduced to people & they look at you like you don't belong. really good.

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on Jul. 8 2009 at 11:35 pm
leena.k SILVER, Doha, Alaska
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i think it was a poem, i think it was definetly a poem. so touching, wow.

on Sep. 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