Doggerel in the cause of black cats

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Is it a sin to be black?1

Why’d you leave me behind, at the back?

Walk away from me, clickety-clack?

 

Is it a sin to be black?

You dismiss me with “I’m alright, Jack.”

I wish I had kerb-appeal knack!

 

Is it a sin to be black?

What do you think that I lack?

Please open your heart, just a crack.

 

Is it a sin to be black?

To be good enough just for the sack?

Despite all the lies, I’m no Drac.

 

Is it a sin to be black?

I am cast as a ghoul in a Mac!

For crossing your path on the track.

 

Is it a sin to be black?

There’s been too much negative yack.

Please give me some hope now, to pack.

 

©Heidi Stephenson, October 2015

Black Cat Dish: Julie Goldsmith

 

1 http://animalrightsacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Comparingracismandspeciesism.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 


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