What If We Were All Blue?

Updated on May 12, 2018
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Man
Man

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

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    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      5 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Frank

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 months ago from Shelton

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

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      5 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for your understandings.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      5 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      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.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 months ago from USA

      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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