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Red, Yellow, Black, and White (a poem of greatest inspiration)

Updated on June 6, 2016
Colors all a part of this world...
Colors all a part of this world...


As a small child, I was taken to church, each Sunday, and to Sunday School,

We were taught that our god loves us all, to sing his songs,The Golden Rule.

My favorite and the one to mean so much, about our Jesus, his love of us all,

Red,Yellow, Black, and white, all precious in his sight, each to respect this call.


Our Lord God does love all the children of this world...
Our Lord God does love all the children of this world...


I never knew just how much it so meant, the special times at church, I spent,

My grandfather preached, until heaven he reached, for this I'm so glad I went.

Later, almost grown, as I held a dying friend, I remembered my song just then.

How it hurt my heart, all of this world we're a part, was then my journey to begin.

red, yellow, black, and white...
red, yellow, black, and white...




I struggled to finish school, graduating at last, as I remembered that golden rule,

Applied for work as a teacher, while old friends loafed, to gamble and shoot pool.

Soon worked with many children in need, recalling those scriptures every night,

My kids came from many backgrounds, their colors red, yellow, black and white,





Was the time my journey did begin...
Was the time my journey did begin...


Then came that old war, Vietnam, many good men died, for Uncle Sam,

They were soldiers from every walk of life, parents got the same telegram.

Each soldier's soul was raised, joined in unison, flew to the heaven's light,

Not to matter their spiritual colors, that of the red, yellow, black, and white.


Red, Yellow, black, and white...all as one in heaven's light...
Red, Yellow, black, and white...all as one in heaven's light...



As for the sweet children of this world, allow their own banners to be unfurled,

Reading all colors beloved as one, each daughter, every son, as all lie curled.

Every father, every mother, loving sister and brother, have homes on this earth,

Red, yellow. black or white, all one color in god's sight, and all of equal worth.


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All as one color and of equal worth...beloved children of this earth...
All as one color and of equal worth...beloved children of this earth...

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      It's hard for me to write without leaving a personal note in almost everything these days. I feel it is a good thing and makes me feel better about my contributions. Thank you my friend. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 23 months ago from Central Florida

      Well done, whonu. I love the life story you intertwined in this poem. Now I've got Three Dog Night's song running through my head.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      My friend we were sheltered from the evils of society until we got much older. We each were a reflection of our own upbringing. As a teacher for many years, I realized just how blessed I had been...as many of my kids had no real family to go home to each day. Blessings. whonu

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      shanmarie 23 months ago

      What a wonderful message. I always liked that song too. Didn't even really realize the true scope of hatred until I was much older. It always seemed so isolated to me as a child.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Thanks so much for your nice reviews. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for this inspirational poetic journey.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      Well, this is really something special and it's lovely. I still remember that song from Sunday School, too. I wonder if children are still taught it - we are all equal in God's sight. It encapsulates the lesson so well.

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      My thanks to Jodah and Eric. Your kind reviews encourage me to write more. whonu

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      whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

      Thank you Eric. Aren't we so glad that our parents were so thoughtful and respectful. This makes my day as well. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you as this starts my day out right. I loved Sunday school. There I also learned about the love I was given so freely.

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      John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Whonu, this is probably my favourite of all your poems Ai have read. I just love it and the clear message. Well done.

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      whonunuwho 24 months ago from United States

      This was number eight-hundred in my works and I felt compelled to write something special...to be shared by all of God's children...

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