A Racist Confessed – A Décima Poem

A Racist Confessed

I confess that I’m a racist.

Looking away from bigotry.

Angry at one man’s bended knee.

Knowing that blue on black exists.

Hoping proof shows the black resists.

Loving the colors of all skin?

Bet on who I’ll blame the break-in.

Time all these lies become past tense.

Pray man comes to a common sense.

Confess we’ve held down our own kin


This Décima was inspired by this week’s Décima by Vocabularical (Is that not the best name for a wordsmith?)-  Décima Challenge: Sense. That’s the name of his entry post. Click it and you will not be disappointed. I reblogged it here on my blog, but he deserves to have it read where it lives. Please do go and read it. It will hit some of you right between the eyes.


HERE is some of my recent poetry related to Black Lives Matter to scroll through.


My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 10 SENSE. (A New Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

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4 thoughts on “A Racist Confessed – A Décima Poem

  1. Ronovan! I’m speechless I could have even remotely inspired this. This is incredible. Powerful. I love how you framed it as a confession, deepening the relatability to the reader. Each line is a décima unto itself, capturing the zeitgeist of contemporary racism. I don’t know if you know this, but you’re the one who introduced me to décimas; from what feelings this elicits, this is the décima in its raw, authentic form. Superb. Thank you for crafting and sharing this inspired piece. I can’t stop rereading it! This is why we write! 🙇🏾‍♂️🖤🙏🏾

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    • Sometimes one knows and even recognizes the problem in their own life and actions, but it takes a slap in the face, a punch in the guy, or simple words of truth to wake them up.

      I’ve called myself woke, not here on the blog or even to many people, okay it was just one person, because I see and I understand, but I don’t do.

      If you don’t do then you don’t understand.

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  2. Are you guys aware of the problems the American anti white rhetoric is causing in Europe and other western countries or just don’t you care anymore? As no one with white skin can do absolutely anything about the history of our planet can I ask exactly where this is all going? And if you think by giving money to black people because they are black people is fair I’m beyond words. Black lives matter is not a real issue in the basis that it is sold. Black lives do have as much rights to services and facilities as white people and other people do. A black president served two terms in United States of America or so I was led to believe. I live in a country where white people were the indigenous population…as most of Europe was. Enslaved for centuries at the hands of Arabs and Africans our ancestors built the temples and mosques as their slaves… The African slave trade was not British made but us getting organised and fighting them off. Then we pushed them back. To imagine that white people were fully responsible for slavery is wrong. All nations should be taking responsibility. I’m not woke, I was woken a few years ago when attacked for being white. My eyes are pinned wide open and wondering how Asians in America are Chinese but Indian in England. And, how it seems the Gupta brothers capture culture and PR lies have managed to start a real movement, I can’t beleive people are so stupid. Look into Bell Pottinger and tell me whats going on now in America is any different than what they did in South Africa in 2017. Wake up for real.


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