Racism

Red is the colour 
Of blood that flows in our veins
It is not black, white
Black, white is not a colour
Just the darkness in our minds.


# Tanka


An old poem of mine written several years ago .

185 thoughts on “Racism

  1. Oh my little Yassy–I’m always heartened to see you–and this is a perfect, heartfelt poem, well done, dear heart ❀ (and if you're counting, I used "heart" 3 times!)πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. My heart is warmed immensely by your words , Avia. You are very close to my heart in soul and spirit . I have your heart three times multiplied and you have mine a hundred times more ..my dear soul sister buddy bestie πŸ’–πŸ€—

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      1. Yup .. you are cool , lady .. I love yappin away with you.
        Ah! You are making me hungry πŸ˜‹.. listen, I would love to help you with the dishes and cleaning up heheh saster .. bleh bleh lol πŸ˜‚
        I am a cook πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ er too geeeeeee

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  2. Very timely to pull this out of your archives at this time, Yassy. Ah, if only the Light of Christ could chase away all the darkness in the minds of us all. We are made in His image… we all are God’s children. We need to acknowledge and remember that and act accordingly. When will we ever learn??

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  3. We should appreciate the diversity we have, it would have been boring without it! πŸ™ˆ no matter where you are from LOVE YOU, EVERY ONE πŸ’

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    1. Yes, what a beautiful thing to say. There is beauty in diversity. You are right. It would have been soooo boring if everyone were the same. Love you back.
      The difference is fascinating to say the least. 🀩

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      1. Exactly! I hope others would see the benefits so soon and that really every thing exists for a reason! πŸ™ˆπŸ’πŸŒΉ

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    1. Yes, Sumi .. very profound thoughts from you indeed. You say it well.. all that most of us feel , you have put it across in a most eloquent manner.
      πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  4. Thank you Yassy
    At this time, in this season, it’s increasingly difficult to look deeper when it comes to skin colour. Just because. Yet as you so shrewdly remind us, there’s one colour, Red, that truly defines our sameness and it lies only skin-deep.

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