What would happen if all racists saw beyond the skin?
Take a good look
I mean a really good look
What do you see?
A human just like you?
Bearing skin with a different hue?
You say black, I say brown
You say white, I say pink
We are all people of colour you see
Have a good listen
I mean a really good listen
Can you hear the silence?
From stories never told
Lest inconvenient truths are exposed
You say superior, I say different
You take the credit, I set the record straight
All our histories deserve to be heard
Have a good think
I mean a really good think
Is it becoming clear to you
How daft the idea of being racist is?
Pitching your race against my race
You want to be first, I want equity
You got the head start, I’m playing catchup
There has only ever been one human race
Take another look
This time deeper than my skin
Do you see it now?
The red blood that imbued the oceans and mingled with the earth
The same blood that flow through those that reaped the rewards
No more, no less,
Not superior, nor inferior
Just different but yet the same
I hear you ask
From a place of sincerity
What will you have me do?
I don’t want to be treated differently
I don’t fancy being your token pawn
I’m not surrounded by eggshells, feel free to walk normally
Let’s converse honestly about what baffles you
Only the conscious gets to choose
When your mind gets it
I mean your subconscious mind
Would we really need a month of prompting
To realise what has always been?
We all come from the same stream of consciousness
Like the splendour of sunlight manifest in a rainbow
So the splendour of humanity manifests through you and me
To make a better, stronger more beautiful world