To the best of my knowledge this poem was nominated by UN as the best poem in 2004, written by an African kid. Regardless of that its worth reading and very emotional piece of writing.


When I born, I black.
When I grow up, I black.
When I go in sun, I black.
When I cold, I black.
When I scared, I black.
When I sick, I black.
When I die, I black.
You white fellow.
When you born, you pink.
When you grow up, you white.
When you go in sun, you red.
When you cold, you blue.
When you scared, you yellow.
When you sick, you green.
When you die, you grey.
You calling me "Coloured".