by Nina

If there were a road to divide us
which way would I go?
Would each of you, turn your back on me?
close your eyes,
look away,
or stare at me with disgust and hatred?

I am a product of all forefathers
ain't no need to be afraid
I am made of willpower, strength and love
all that is created by God above

Do you question my beliefs, my ethnicity, my history?
you wonder, think it's a mystery

Is my skin color just a little too light?
I am of your flesh
and still I fight.
Stares of disgust
cause you say I'm almost white
little do you know
I fight your same fight

And for you, is my skin too dark, 
hair a bit too coarse?
Ofcourse she cannot be like me
you look at me with disgrace
and wonder
What is my race?
I am of your flesh and still i fight

Equal and segregated
I will be liberated

I am tired of fighting
proven who I am
trying to find out where I belong

Which road would I take?
let me create my own
and walk alone

Untitled by Nina

© Copyright 2002. All rights reserved. No portion of this work may be duplicated or copied without the expressed written consent of the author.

TimBookTu Logo

Return to the Table of Contents | Return to Main Page