The Dead Liar

They lied. They died. We Believe.
Young Gifted but Black

Young Gifted but Black

AUTHOR: Unknown

When Mebula Ramsandra
Was three years old
His mother told him, that if he wanted
To be a big strong man
He’d have to drink all his milk
And he did.


When Mebula Ramsandra
Was five years old
His teacher told him
That if he wanted
To go to a grammar school
He’d have to try harder with his homework
And he did.


When Mebula Ramsandra
Was fifteen years old
His lecturer told him
That if he wanted to be a lab technician
He’d have to go to University
And he did.


So ten years later
When Mebula Ramsandra
Was twenty-five years old
A big, strong, clever, educated postgraduate
The man on the other end of the telephone said
If he wanted to work for him,
He’d have to be big, strong, clever, educated postgraduate

And White.

*P.S. I was unable to find the author for this poem. Any help in this matter would be highly regarded. Thank you.

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