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Black Or Green?
(04 October 1943 / Germany)

Black Or Green?

A racist who was loud and mean
arrived with buddies on the scene.
They pointed fingers at the Black
and then prepared for an attack.

The black boy asked why they would pick
to beat and torture with a stick
a little boy who'd done no wrong
the racist said 'you look like Kong.

'It is the colour that we hate
that's why we now will beat you, mate.'
The fellow pleaded, 'don't be mean,
I think I am a shade of green.'

The racists, though, yelled, 'never mind,
we're white and also colourblind.'

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Comments (5)

Says it all, and brilliantly as ever. A smile with a message. More threatening to my mind though are those who are not 'loud' and mean but articulate and passive in expressing their misguided prejudices. Fortunately there aren't too many of them. Well done H.
Great send up Herbie. And you make a strong point too! love, Allie Pie
As I said on forum, this is right to the point! A color blind white person, armed with anger and a stick! Lethal combination, and an embarrassment for the rest of us.
A great addition to the ''Color-Coding'' that seems to be going on here lately Herbert. I should've expected a wonderful response in rhyme from you on this subject! Sincerely, Mary
Nice! sort of like one of my other poems. :) Too much of it going around lately.