Thoughts On Being White

Thoughts On Being White

A Poem by alienated.aquarius
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and thoughts on certain yt people (& family members)

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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,

Coincidence?

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.


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© 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 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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complex, intricate

race is a risky topic for a writer


I admire the risk, and the wordplay


-L.S

Posted 3 Months Ago


This is is f*****g brilliant. Truly brilliant. I relate a lot with this piece, being a white-passing Latina: superficially accepted by yt's and questioned/rejected by members of my community. It's a s****y spot to be in. Regardless, thanks for using your voice to defend all those who aren't/don't identify as white.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alienated.aquarius

3 Months Ago

thank you so much! i truly appreciate your kindness--white people need to be conscious of their acti.. read more
Very well written and very point based, I appreciate your feelings about such a sensitive subject. Keep it up!

Posted 3 Months Ago


'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 5 Months Ago


Good read. Keep up the good work.

Posted 5 Months 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 6 Months 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.
A.G.

Posted 6 Months 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 6 Months Ago


Great work. Well written.

Posted 6 Months 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 6 Months Ago



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Added on March 25, 2019
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Buffalo, NY



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Hi! I'm Catie. i write things (poems, fiction, blogs/articles) and try to publish them. i love chasing waterfalls and sunsets. i was born at a very young age. i can pick things up with my toes. i'm ob.. more..

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