Poem: “We are talking about” (biracial)

This will be my last poem from Arnold Adoff’s book “All the Colors of the Race” that I featured a couple of days ago. There are many more great poems in the book–buy it or check it out from your local library!

We are talking about

by Arnold Adoff

We are talking about

                           the ones who pick        their friends

                           because of how    black      they act

                                                                             or

                           because of how    white     they can

                                                                             be.

Sometimes blackness seems too black for me,

                    and whiteness is too     sickly pale;

                    and I wish every

                                        one were golden from

                                                                    the

                                                                   sun.

                         Golden from the

                                                   inside

                                                out.

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Tracy

Mom in a multiracial family, owner of iCelebrateDiversity.com, DiversityJellybeans.com, and MultiracialFamily.org.

2 thoughts on “Poem: “We are talking about” (biracial)”

  1. tracy thanks again for these great posts and the good words….also: may i direct you to the ccbc at univ of wisconsin….they have two wonderful bibliograhies of the widest variety of multicultural books for young readers…..pls get in touch with them….k t horning or megan schliessman…..and tell them i directed you to their fine efforts…..
    go well: arnold

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