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In response to "The White Man's Burden"

Updated: Jul 17, 2021

In response to “The White Man’s Burden”

Half devil half child

I dance to the sound of the jungle

They say be the bamboo

But I will not bend

I hear the silence of my people

Laid prone at the foot of the white man

I am not his burden

And I bite the hand that feeds me lies

I pray the white man’s prayer

And I wear the white man’s garb

I take the white man’s whiteness

And let it brown under the heat of the Pacific sun

In Response to "The White Man's Burden" by Len de la Cruz - Texas, U.S.

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