Awhile ago

In another time and place

A dream was born

A dream to defend my race

The dreamer prayed

For an end to all the hate

Against a proud race

Our dark skin, our pride

A colour and spice we would not hide

Our dream, we share

With the children we bear

That they’re fine as they are

That through thick or thin


Only by content of character

But never and never

By the colour of their skin

Copyright  © 2017 -Vivian Zems

Daily Prompt : Spicy

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