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the dark angel
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since 2000-05-10
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0 posted 2000-05-13 12:35 PM

I touch your face, while you are sleeping
Your eyelids flutter, becus you are dreaming
my heart pounds from within my chest
to know that you're with me
and that you don't care about the rest

You hold me closer and I turn to face you.
Your eyes are big and brown
and are sleepy under the lids.
So I kiss your forehead
and rest my head upon your chest

It's a time remebered forever
away from prejudice
as a coloured and a white
hold each other together

This poem was written about my boyfriend Ben, who is black. We get a lot of stick in the street and this he gets a lot from his relatives for dating me, a white girl with a bad rep. I was tired and we were both watching the TV together and it was the most blisful moment, away from all the prejudice that we both suffer.

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1 posted 2000-05-13 07:12 PM


Grr, discrimination pisses me off (umm, does that violate forum langauge policy?)  I can't believe that people still care about such inconsequencial points as skin color and the like.  Some great society we are!  All this technology and we are still bound by some million year old defense mechinism gone a stray!  


Whoa!  Anyways...I liked the poem, even though the men in white that drive the wood-paneled stationwagons are coming to get me...again...ehehehehehehhe!

In desprate need of psychoactive threrpy,

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2 posted 2000-05-13 11:27 PM

Prejudice is a horrible, evil thing that only love can conquer. I'm glad that your love has conquered this, and that you have shared it with us.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

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since 2000-04-02
Posts 36
Winchester, Mass USA
3 posted 2000-05-14 11:19 AM

what can you do?
nice job
glad yer gettin by

Vball Chickie1624
since 2000-05-14
Posts 116
New York
4 posted 2000-05-14 05:47 PM

Great poem.  As much as it hurts to say it, I know exactly how you feel.  I had a black boyfriend but we broke up because his parents forbid him to date a white girl.  They said that if he continued dating me that they would disown him and he would have to move out...the even sadder thing is that he is only 16 and so am I.  I never really thought about how it felt to be discriminated against, but now I know and it has to be the most awful feeling in the world, and even more awful when the person you're in love with, you can't be with because of the color of your skin.  Hopefully this problem gets better, because I'm about sick of it.  It's a very excellent poem you've written, keep writing.  

- Danielle

 "Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do."
- Anonymous

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