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Updated on July 21, 2015


For centuries,

we were looked down upon



We Are Black.

Looked down,

when a white person

walked by,

had separate urinals,

water fountains.

We Are Black.

Now times has changed,

education became the seed,

speech became the water,

We became the soldiers.

And destiny became our own.

We Are Black


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      Rob Welsh 

      3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      No Brandon, I didn't misinterpret your words. I read and reviewed them as deeply as they were written - my comment is equally as deep and thought provoking, supporting your message completely, if read slower. :)

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is a beautiful and empowering poem Brandon, whether you are black, white or rainbow coloured it doesn't matter. Well done and welcome to Hub Pages. Voted up.

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      Robert E Smith 

      3 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I'm saddened to hear people say "nothing has changed." I hear so much that the only world that will be good for my black brother is for his oppressor the white man to be gone, dead or whatever. (I actually read this. It was a published statement in a national news story).

      I see the rioting in some places in the country and wonder if my house will be attacked in coming months or years, or in any way will my family be hurt because of racial tension.

      I think I can grasp the way the horrors of life were back in the day just to wear a black skin and to be born, and live in, the caste of slavery. I look at my beautiful wife and children and I can't imagine them in chains, avoiding the glances of the man with the whip, to bear the heat of the day, the chill of the night, the dread coming with every auction that maybe your wife or children may be sold or you torn from them. I can grasp such horrors but I can't feel the weight of them. I was never there. I never had a grandpa with life experiences and stories passed to me so that I had a stake in the history. I can only look at my wife and daughter and son and imagine the pain through their eyes, suffering only because God gave them that beautiful dark skin they wear. I will die before I let that happen to them. Very good poem, voted up and awesome. Bob.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      Yes Brandon, Black is beautiful, intelligently powerful and spiritual. God loves His rainbow of people.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Black, beautiful and proud. This is truly beautiful and inspirational. We have come a long way. Thank you for writing and sharing this amazing piece. Voted up and awesome.

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      3 years ago from Arizona

      I can definitely read between the lines of your poems. I think your doing a great job. Keep up the awesome work!

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      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You missed interpreted its for the African-Americans to stop using excuses now because its none you education and all so use that to become the great person you are that's what I was saying in this piece not jidge or nothing

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      Rob Welsh 

      3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      'Now times [have] changed... I am White and I don't give a toss if my brother is purple - he is my brother... he is his heart, uniquely, his heart!

      Write a storm Brandon, but never become that which judged all by the color of a man's skin, in fear of what truly lies within his heart and soul. Take care up there... PD


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