WHAT COLOR AM I?

What color am I, am I, am I? What color I ask, am I?
When I look at my hands, I just see two hands,
Not yellow or black or brown.

What color am I, am I, am I? What color I ask, am I?
When I look at my eyes, I just see two eyes,
Not slanted or colored or round.

What color am, I am I, am I? What color I ask, am I?
When I look at my nose, I just see a nose,
Not too wide or too slim.

What color am I, am I, am I? What color I ask, am I?
When I look at my cheeks, I just see my cheeks,

Not too square or too round.

What color am I, am I, am I? What color I ask, am I?
When I look at my lips, I just see my lips,
Not too thick or too thin.


What color am I, am I, am I? What color I ask, am I?
When I look at my hair, I just see my hair,

Not curly or straight or between.

What color is he, is he, is he? What color I ask, is he?
When I look at the boy, I just see his joy,
Not his color of skin.

What color is she, is she, is she?

What color I ask, is she?
When I look at the girl, I just see her twirl,
Happy to wear a grin.


What color are they, are they, are they?

What color I ask, are they?
When I look at the world, I see the whole world,
Of beautiful faces of friends.


By Jacquelyn K. Heasley