Puisi Terbaik Versi PBB?

Mpers,

Kunon puisi berikut terpilih sebagai puisi terbaik versi PBB tahun 2006. Meskipun dengan grammatikal Bahasa Inggris yang ‘tidak standard’, pesan puisi yang (kabarnya) dikarang oleh seorang anak Afrika ini terasa sangat dalam dan bahkan ‘tajam’, ‘menusuk’.

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When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in Sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow
When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when! You die , you gray

And you calling me colored?

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