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Why Did You Make Me Black God??? Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by krest9, United Kingdom Mar 13, 2007
Culture , Human Rights , Peace & Conflict   Poetry


Why Did You Make Me Black God???
This is deep y'all so take your time.......

Why Did You Make Me Black Lord ....
Lord .... Why did you make me black?
Why did you make someone
the world would hold back?

Black is the color of dirty clothes,
of grimy hands and feet...
Black is the color of darkness,
of tired beaten streets...

Why did you give me thick lips,
a broad nose and kinky hair?
Why did you create someone

who receives the hated stare?

Black is the color of the bruised eye
when someone gets hurt...

Black is the color of darkness,
black is the color of dirt.

Why is my bone structure so thick,
my hips and cheeks so high?
Why are my eyes
and not the color of the sky?

Why do people think I'm useless?
How come I feel so used?
Why do people see my skin
and think I should be abused?

Lord, I just don't
What is it about my skin?
Why is it some people want to hate me
and not know the person within?

Black is what people are "Labeled"
when others want to keep them away...
Black is
the color of shadows cast...
Black is the end of the day.

Lord you know my own people mistreat me,
and you know this just ain't right...
They don't like my hair, they d on't like my
skin, as they say I'm too dark or too light!

Lord, don't you think
it's time to make a change?
Why don't you redo creation
and make everyone the same?

GOD's Reply:

Why did I make you black?

Why did I make you black?

I made you in the color of coal
from which beautiful diamonds are formed...
I made you in the color of oil,
the black gold which keeps people warm.

Your color is the same as the rich dark soil
that grows the food you need...
Your color is the same as the black stallion and
panther, Oh what majestic creatures indeed!

All colors of the heavenly rainbow
can be found throughout every nation...
When all these colors are blended,
you become my greatest creation!

Your hair is the texture of lamb's wool,
such a beautiful creature is he...
I am the shepherd who watches them,
I will ALWAYS watch over thee!

You are the color of the midnight sky,
I put star glitter in your eyes...
There's a beautiful smile hidden behind
your pain...
That's why your cheeks are so high!

You are the color of dark clouds
from the hurricanes I create in September...
I made your lips so full and thick,
so when you kiss...they will remember!

Your stature is strong,
your bone structure thick to withstand the
burden of time...
The reflection you see in the mirror,
that image that looks back,..that is MINE!

So get off your knees,
look in the mirror and tell me what you see?
I didn't make you in the image of darkness...
I made you in the image of ME!



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Mbũrũ Kamau | Mar 23rd, 2007
Quiet a rhetoric and interestingly painful

AK | Mar 23rd, 2007
Excellent Poem. This has to be one of the best pieces of work I have seen on TIG.

Anu maheshwari | Mar 23rd, 2007
very touching ....

a s | Mar 24th, 2007
Love it! Excellent...

saindique Jean marc | Mar 25th, 2007
je suis éberlué,je pense que vous avez fait quelque chose de grand.nous avons un texte d'un grand poète de chez nous "Massillon Coicou"qui dit presque la meme chose mais la difference que vous avez faite c'est de ne pas accepter la fatalité.la couleur de la peau est une teinture ce que nous sommes c'est ce qu'il y a au fond.l'homme humain que nous sommes au meme titre que n'importe quel autre.GREAT WORK. [x]

Olagbemiro Ibukun | Mar 25th, 2007
this is WAO! it is such an inspiration

What Shall We Call Him?
UFJ | Mar 25th, 2007
So often the various journalists find trouble in selecting the proper name for the (Moor), Moorish American. Some say “Negro, another will brand him so-called Black, Negro, Colored “Race Man”, still another will call him “Afro-American”, “Coon”, “Shine”, “The Brethren”, Boy and your “Folks”. It is indeed a hard matter to find something suitable for the various occasions where a title needs to be used. Is it that these people have a National name when first brought to these shores in the early part of the Seventeenth Century? If so, what was it? Did not the Land from which they were forced have a name? It now appears a good idea for those whose duty it is to write for the Various journals to find out what the National name of the fore-fathers of these primary demean other people by America was. Also look into history of the founders of civilization and see who they were and where they stood in the building of the present civilization. Probably a few hours in an up-to-date library would serve to relieve the strain on our men and women of letters, when the occasion presents itself for a title for these people. The matter of the various names given to these twenty-two million so-called people in the United States of America with all hues of every race of the globe was an act of Anglo Saxon psychology. They gave him a name, then defined it as something inferior to theirs. “White”, they defined as a color of purity; “Black”, they say, represents everything evil. The so-called “Negro”, as they were called in this nation, have no nation they published to which they might look with pride. Their history starts with the close of the Civil war according to America or more properly with Moors being forced to serve some one else. Thus he was separated from the illustrious rich history of his forefathers (Royal Moors) conquerors of Spain in the 8th century who were the founders of the first civilization of the Old World. This matter should be looked into with a hope of correcting it because of our long and tragic history of expulsions, forced conversions, denial of treaty protections, limitations of civil and political rights, lies and slanders and mass murders. Mr. Bey Director/UFJ

A reflection of the mind
Prince Charles Jiduwah | Mar 26th, 2007
This calls for a re-think attitudes. Thanks for this.

Well done!
Shireen | Mar 26th, 2007
I have never written a reply, response or comment to anyone or their work or their thoughts. I am a writer and I believe it is hard to grasp another person's thoughts or to comprehend the way they feel in its true depth... But I appreciate what you wrote and think its a hallmark of a writer when they put more than situations or nature but their deepest and difficult thoughts on paper. You have done that and it reflects to their world their oldest and grimest downfall, the segregation and discrimination of another. Keep the faith and never let the light out from your eyes.

What a Talent!
Omoruyi Osaretin Samuel | Mar 29th, 2007
The write up is great and make feel good to be black. Pls keep it up

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