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Received this poem through sms from Nandan Mankad. The message says that this poem was nominated for the best poem of the year 2005, it doesn't give details about who nominated it or what the specific award was. No clue about the author either, the message says that this is written by an African child, the veracity of the claim couldn't be confirmed. But award or no award, its still beautiful.

When I born, I black.
When I grow up, I black.
When I go in sun, I black.
When I scared, I black.
When I sick, I black.
& When I die, I still black.
& You white fella...
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 gray....
& You calling me coloured?


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