A letter to the racist

a poem by Joseph Chidindu Ogbonna, Nigeria - poetry writer, author, poet

I love only my kind.
But a world of just
your kind would to
monotony consign you.

I celebrate just my kind.
But a world that celebrates
only you, would to the utter
depths of boredom relegate you.

I prefer just my kind.
But the preference of your kind
would your curiosity wear out.

I only recognize my world.
But a world of only you
can never its horizon broaden.

I only relish my own race.
But a world devoid of
other races would be the
most uninteresting.

My race must the entire earth occupy.
But without the 'inferior' races,
how could you 'superiority' claim?

I have a lebensraum for my
race to occupy.
A lebensraum for only you
would geography obliterate.

So let your world be yours,
and let mine be mine.

Your culture and language you
may retain, whilst mine I also
retain,

as we both our diversity
celebrate.
Because diversity is nothing
more than the spice of life.

Top Viewed Political, War, International Poems & Top Viewed Poems

Other poems from Joseph Chidindu Ogbonna, Nigeria

If you like this poem, post a message below to the poet!
 
 
 


1

Viewed 22 times

VoicesNet Likes