The Colour of Life

The Colour of Life

A Poem by Abirami

Inspired by the movie,'Invictus',it portrays how racism changed lives forever and how whatever may be our differences,we're all the same,humans.

Stirred are memories past,
torn between worlds with pain and screams,
there's no getting away not so fast
for these are not just poignant dreams.

I speak of years recently passed
innocents killed enmasse
(you'd laugh if you know why it was caused )
But not so much at the mighty loss

The reason was simple and clear
'they're of different colour and race'they say 
And sow the seeds of fear
'we're superior and they'll  have to pay'.

For years together nothing was altered
hope rose when a few were crowned
and they too wittingly faltered
the return of justice seemed to be drowned.

What a disgusting,vile time it was,
when life  meant no more then flesh
but then came the time to correct the flaws;
To control the demon and enmesh.

Time it is when race is one-that's Human
and the term 'colored'  has perished
there is no population  working for a few men
and equality is cherished.

We're all equal in God's eyes
but for the lesson learnt,we had a price to pay
with thousands of lives and millions of cries
worldly people holding hands,"we're all equals" let us say.

© 2012 Abirami

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Added on April 14, 2012
Last Updated on April 14, 2012
Tags: racism, Slaves, coloured, war, pain, civil war, blacks, whites, love, equality



I love reading good writings and i enjoy writing informal essays and poetry.I have a gazzilion activities to do,all of which i enjoy.But i need something that seriously affects me,else i just cant wri.. more..

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A Poem by Abirami