the significance of being black or white

the significance of being black or white

black, some people believe,
is the murder of colors
and white, their liberation

while others claim black is
the acceptance of colors
and white, their rejection

but neither black nor white
can tell the whole truth
about the world of colors.

where lies the significance
of being black or white is neither
in the presence nor in the absence

and neither in the absorbed nor
in the reflected, but rather
in the equity that transforms

and plays the colors like harp strings
with the full range of justice of even
the most extreme measures.

© said sadain, jr.  2018 

 

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10 Responses to the significance of being black or white

  1. Beautifully expressed, Said. Equity and justice can be hard to come by in our world. Here’s hoping for a symphony.

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  2. nkengsido says:

    Really great post. Loving it beyond words. I can say this is one of my favourites among all you’ve post

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  3. msjadeli says:

    As I read this then look back at the title, my thoughts wander to the tai chi symbol, where there is spinning and swirling, in perpetuity. Like a broken clock is right only twice a day, so too does the tai chi hit total black or white only once per revolution. Thank you for inspiring these thoughts.

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    • You’re welcome, Ms Jade. I don’t know about the tai chi symbol rotations, but I can imagine I’d quickly get dizzy staring at something spinning and swirling, especially with sharply contrasting patterns 🙂

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  4. amoralegria says:

    Excellent poem! And so relevant in these cruel times.

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