Sometimes when I think of

Slavery, ghettos,
Segregation, apartheid–
I’m sorry I’m white.





8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chevrefeuille
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:05:32

    Great one. A political haiku … never seen this before in a haiku. Thank you for this one.


    • wordcoaster
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 15:49:04

      Thank you! Poetry and politics have often gone hand in hand–I’m sure I’m not the first to write a political haiku, but glad to be the first one you’ve seen 😀


  2. magicalmysticalteacher
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 14:17:33

    I have, for many years, identified myself as a “white” person, until the art teacher at our school held up a piece of paper before me the other day and said, “This is white.” Aha! A new perspective! 🙂

    “Hungry Sunrise Fire & White Bird”


    • wordcoaster
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 15:53:10

      Haha, what then would be the new classification? “Peach-tan”? (Those were always the colors I blended when coloring “white” people in coloring books.) 🙂


  3. Mr. Walker
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 00:16:30

    I thought of a “white guilt” poem, but didn’t write it. Glad you did.



  4. Ramesh Sood
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 00:28:14

    This touches one’s heart… very humble.. thanks!! RS:)


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