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From now on

From now on I’m not going to drown in your ugly words

From now on I’m not going to hug my sides because it hurts

From now on I’m not going to wish I could just disappear

From now on I’m going to wear my bruises loud and clear.

From this day forward I will climb back inside my skin

From this day forward I will be proud to be African

From this day forward my British roots won’t fail

From this day forward my Dutch forefathers will smile with pride as I prevail.

From now on I choose my destiny

From now on my skin speaks and says it’s free

From now on whomever I dare to love is okay

From now on till my last remaining day.

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Colour Me

Pic borrowed from mixedracefamilies.blogspot.com

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Pick a race
I might be
White, Black, Asian
Running through me.

Pick a place
Let me know
Where I stand
In the thro.

Pick a smile
Not a frown
See my colour
Don’t strike me down.

Pick my heart
See my tears
My blood runs
As yours does dear.

Pick a soul
Run aground
Crushed underfoot
Silent now.

Pick a side
Open eyes
Show Colours love
Share our pride.