And you call me COLOURED?!

A Poem From Africa

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 cold, I Black

When I sick, I Black

When I ill, I Black

When I die, I still Black

And you white fella

When you born, you pink

When you grow, you white

When you go in sun, you red

When you scared, you yellow

When you cold, you blue

When you sick, you green

And when you die, you gray

And you calling ME Coloured?

(An old one but a good one nevertheless)

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5 Responses to And you call me COLOURED?!

  1. melvin.foong February 20, 2006 at 5:49 pm #

    Memorable =)

  2. Wan Zafran February 20, 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    I skipped it the first time around but now that I’ve read it, man, it’s pretty damn good ^_^

  3. Y February 21, 2006 at 8:48 am #

    I dont know if it was from africa, but it was a statement used in one of the hearings in U.S. when they black were fighting segregation.
    maybe it was the the Martin Luther King court speech or something.

  4. martyn July 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm #

    it’s not from Africa but Australia, the line “you white fella” gives that away.
    Thanks heaps for posting it I have been searching for it to give to an aboriginal friend having heard it many years ago.

  5. Anonymous October 18, 2008 at 2:10 am #

    Does anyone know who the original author of this is and when it was written?