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sin....within (thanx to PdV for the inspire)

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 10-23-2002 04:14 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

My son bemoaned the fact tonight
that he is oh-so-white:
I told him it's a birth defect--
then hugged him with a kiss goodnight.

*     *     *

It's okay.
My son KNOWS me.
and?
he's clever in his ways--
I don't even have to *wink*--
he smiles evilly--in sync.

*     *     *

and yes, I guess that I am best
at teaching so sarcastically...
as long as my son passes test?
Chalk one up for victory.

*     *     *

He knows his friends are welcome here--
when sometimes mine are best forgot.
Friends walk in--in any skin--
for color is a thing that's not

a sin
  within
      this home...

[This message has been edited by serenity blaze (10-23-2002 04:34 AM).]

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1 posted 10-23-2002 12:25 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Dude, I'm *soooooo* white.
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2 posted 10-23-2002 03:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I'm happy to inspire such worthy poetry!!! Which of course I love..and I love that your kids are just like you - colorblind.
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3 posted 11-20-2002 12:31 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

I'm pretty white myself.  Heh...  Guess he takes after you, judging from your picture.     

Great writing though, I fully enjoyed this.  Very touching.

Parasite

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4 posted 11-21-2002 09:49 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

This is a wonderful piece and a wonderful way to look at things. It is sad that, even now, so many people judge by the color of someone's skin. I'm glad you aren't one of those!

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

 
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