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What If We Were All Blue?

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.



What if we were all blue?

What would you do?

Would you call the cops on me if I was sitting in your café?

Would you feel threatened if I was walking your way?

What if we all had one color, how would you react?

Would I get arrested for walking, flung to the ground harmless and shot?

What if we all woke up and then saw we were transparent

Staring at each other’s guts knowing on the inside no one is different

Would you call the police if you saw someone with a bigger heart?

Would the cops come and begin to rip him apart?

What if the next day we were all black?

Would you report yourself to the authorities because you were driving while black?

Would you think yourself a suspicious individual because you wore a hoodi?

Would you feel good if you we beaten by law enforcers very badly

How would you react if somehow you were profiled?

Followed up and down in a store because you are a suspected thief

Would you be in disbelief?

Listen man,

I am not in charge of creating colors, it is just who I AM

I Am, just a frustrated human being. A misunderstood black man

© 2018 Clive Williams


Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on May 20, 2018:

Thanks Frank

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 20, 2018:

Clive don't know how I missed this, but I agree with Flourish... love the meaning and the poem itself

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on May 13, 2018:

Thanks for your understandings.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on May 13, 2018:

A good take on the racial feelings and insecurities of people.

If people can understand that they are not the designers of one's color of skin and that everything is God's gift, they might perhaps learn to regard all people with equal respect.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 12, 2018:

Great poem. The very prevalent race issue seems to be getting worse rather than better. We all separate ourselves within communities, classrooms and in many activities even when we have a chance to affiliate and intermingle. As a result people are surprised that we don’t understand each other.

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