Thoughts On Being White

Thoughts On Being White

A Poem by alienated.aquarius

and thoughts on certain yt people (& family members)


While I may blend in with the cream of the crop

I am repulsed by how rotten some can be.

I feel like an undercover cop

Policing the prejudice of others

Because I bare the same flesh,

They think we are complexion comrades,

Conservative criticism

Can’t be bothered to comprehend

where others came from,

They can’t clapback at my comments,

Intimidated by my intelligence,

And it is statistically proven that

Those who believe POC are inferior

Have lower IQs,


Criticizing immigrants while

Forgetting their origins.

I do not praise my ancestors

I have little to be proud of

My tree has evolved to become rootless

Because I am strong enough to abandon

What does not support me.

Poetry chapbook 'Sonder' now available on Amazon!

© 2019 alienated.aquarius

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I give this work a 100! Rock on girl!! I am only white because I was born that way. If I could choose a skin of my own color, I would probably pick something completely unique to match my personality. I completely agree with you that I don't celebrate my ancestors. They lived their lives and woo hoo for them, but unless they are on a list somewhere for actually standing for something, standing for someone other than themselves and their own interests, or making choices that actually would make a change for ALL people, I have no use for them. There is no silver spoon in my mouth, and no old money to hush me and pressure me to be anything other than I am. I am an independent woman who believes in equal rights for ALL. I don't care who you are or where you come from. The color of one's skin or the country of their origin makes them no different in my book. We're all born on this planet, and we should all be afforded the same identical rights. PERIOD! Well done and don't EVER shut up!

Posted 2 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


'They think we are complexion comrades.'
What a wonderful observation!
Well, I must say that your poem here speaks volumes. You certainly hit the nail on its head in terms of truth. Unfortunately this is the society we live in. But hope is not lost, with people like you who are enlightened and independent-minded enough to point out what is ignorant and wrong.
Because usually for their own personal inadequacy, frustrations, failures, insecurities, inferiority complex and jealousy, people turn to racial hatred as an easy outlet, hoping to project their inner war unto others.
Yet wise and enlightened people like you and me are not driven by such toxic impulse nor moved by it, insightful enough to see beyond and only hold people accountable for their personal individual acts in our life, in our intimate space and time, praising or criticising them for their personal characteristics and input rather than a general collective stereotype.

Mother Earth herself is proud of you for seeing the equal status of all her seeds.

Well done!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Good read. Keep up the good work.

Posted 1 Month Ago

i give you a 100 great write keep up the good work never stop writeing you had a great flow in your writing .

Posted 1 Month Ago

I love that you are so ope to stand up for the right thing. Because hardly no one will. The right thing is not always the easy thing but it is the right thing. So for that I would like to say I am proud of bravery, Second I agree with you. I hate it when people are being racist, people need to realize we all bleed the same. I would never reject a friendship because of skin color, religion, or them to the faults of anyone in their family. Your work was amazing I loved it.

Posted 1 Month Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thank you. Thank you very much for not being like your ancestors and being your own seedling. I just know your tree is gonna be big and beautiful!

Posted 1 Month Ago

Great work. Well written.

Posted 1 Month Ago

I'm white and that's because I was born this way. I don't agree with what our ancestors done, but that was their decisions to make. I believe that everyone, no matter their skin color, should have equal rights. You're poem is powerful

Posted 1 Month Ago

This is a very strong, deep poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago

this is such a powerful lament on todays society and their views one on specified race of human, this is crude and i believe we should all think equal thoughts, well, equal in the context of 'humans are humans and theres nothing wrong with that' thank you for this read

Posted 1 Month Ago

I don't want to be negative. Being white is okay. I was born in Michigan. Not perfect, no slavery ever and been a safe haven for all people. Every color had sin. Look at history. White race, black race and brown race had try to chance the world by murder and stealing. I believe we must know our history and respect all people if we can. Color of skin don't make someone. Unwanted. Their actions do. I am 1/2 white and 1/2 Mexican/Ojibwa. My Ojibwa Grandmother had the best statement. "The white people cut my hair, took me from my home and I wasn't allow to speak my language. I don't hate them, I do remember. Hate and regret, a heavy burden to carry." Powerful words shared my friend.

Posted 1 Month Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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19 Reviews
Added on March 25, 2019
Last Updated on March 25, 2019
Tags: poem, poetry, poet, racism, POC, prejudice, discrimination, sociology



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