"Open Letter to Racists"

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"Open Letter to Racists"

“Open Letter to Racists”

REMEMBER
how you stood there
so white and righteous
saying nigger this
and nigger that
I never thought much of you
just another ignorant person
I never thought of killing you
I just felt sorry
for you

REMEMBER
how you forced yourself
on us
pushing women and
little kids around

Martin said we should
love you
I never thought I could
do that

BUT;
it’s true
I don’t hate you
or want to kill you
just everything
you stand for

All I want
is for you
to clean out
your closets
and backrooms
put everything
out in the hall
I’ll help you
get rid of it.

© Sam Hyde
02-12-87

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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