My friend Tapanda sent me this poem: I couldnot resist posting it here:
Please do not go into discussing weather it was written in 2004/05/06 coz thats not relavent and wot is important is the essence of the poem form a little heart. I loved it so do you….?
This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem, Written by an African Kid
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?
Ketika Aku lahir, Aku berkulit hitam
Ketika Aku besar, Aku hitam
Ketika Aku berjemur, Aku hitam
Ketika Aku ketakutan, Aku hitam
Ketika Aku sakit, Aku hitam
dan ketika Aku mati, Aku tetap hitam
Dan kamu kawan, orang kulit putih
Ketika Kamu lahir, kamu Jingga Kemerah2an
Ketika Kamu besar, Kamu Putih
Ketika Kamu berjemur, Kamu Merah
Ketika Kamu Ketakutan, Kamu Membiru
Ketika Kamu sakit, Kamu Hijau
Dan Ketika Kamu Mati, Kamu abu-abu
Kok KAMU menilai aku berdasarkan warna ???
Racism still exists in many forms in
our society today. It’s upto us- the youth of the world, to wipe it off
the face of the earth.
Racism prevails in India as well. There
was a report in Deccan Herald about three years ago, where a group of
Kenyan exchange students said that they faced a lot of discrimination
in India, no different from what they face in Europe and the US. This
is not the image we want of our country.
Let us all take the UN pledge against racism and rid our society of this bane.
The UN personal pledge against racism:
As a young citizen of the world community,
I stand with the United Nations against
racism, discrimination and intolerance of any kind.
Throughout my life I will try to promote equality, justice and
dignity among all people in my home, my community and
everywhere in the world.