Can You Feel The Pain?

This poem was nominated for the World's Best Poem of 2005 award. I am probably a little late to bring up this poem. But when I first read it a couple of days ago I was simply stunned. A little African kid has written this one. A little anonymous kid...

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.
And when I die, I still black.

And 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.
And when you die, you grey …
And you calling me colored?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the name of this poem is "Black and White". I wonder what's the kid doing now? I hope things are better now...


  1. there's a little confusion about this poem.

  2. of coz get confuse... a little kid writen this poem..nice poem thanks...

  3. Very powerful poem. May I asked where you found it? Nice blog. Shirl

  4. rillys & shirl, thanks for your comments.

    i first read this poem in the blog of bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's blog. then i googled for it and found in two other blogs. the links are given below.




    but i couldnt locate the official nomination page. there's a little controversy going on about this poem.