Dichotomize


by Siddhant Sharma, United World College Maastricht
18th June, 2018


Black, Yellow, Brown and White
To the universe they are mere wavelengths of light.
Yet in our minds they are creating a strengthening divide.
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Today my pigment has become enough to determine
Whether I be perceived a surgeon or a petty thief murdering.
In ‘08 they told me the dream is reality,
But the yellow pigmented emcee is still addressed a wannabe
because the colour of his skin does not contest his personality.
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Is a prisoner of birth all he is meant to be?
Because no matter how hard he tried no one wanted to set him free.
All they saw was a “divergent”, trying to cross the north sea.
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And when we looked beyond complexion,
We entered a new region of division.
And gave it the sacred name: Religion.
We fight and hurt to protect our opinion
But would Jesus fight Mohammed over a little bit of friction. 

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