I Heard More Than You

They said what I’d heard many times
It always felt the same
They had that look of bitterness
As they shouted out those names

They thought that I was cool with it
As it was not aimed at me
How could they be so cruel to others
It’s just a tragedy

Can’t they see they’re hurting me
Their ranting and their cynicism
Using that language and chanting those songs
Is out and out cold racism

Hey, you’re not like them lot
They smiled at me and said
They sure look wrong, and they don’t belong
That statement wrecked my head

I stood right there and challenged them
Do you think what you’re saying is right?
They looked confused and said to me..
Why are you bothered?  You’re White!

One thought on “I Heard More Than You”

  1. This was inspired by a friend who shared with me that he had heard more racism than any person of colour, because in the absence of an obvious ethnicity, certain people air their negative or misinformed views openly assuming their peers agree with them.

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