Colored People

We come in many colors
We come in
Creamy white,
Golden yellow,
Sweet beige,
Chocolate brown
After “Masta” plucked the virgin cherry from our womb,
He spit forth the seed into fertile ground.
We sprouted forth into a rainbow of colors.

Before the Mayflower, we only came in black.
We now come in many colors
From tangerine to cherry,
From lemon to mahogany,
From honey to coal-black.
Let our rainbow colors bear witness;
Beauty can spring forth from evil.