When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow
When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you gray
And you calling me colored?

NB : This poem, written by an African kid, was nominated by UN as one of the best poem of 2006. Puisi ini aku terima dari kakak perempuanku melalui emailku (ade_eena87@yahoo.com)

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