October 3, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White




Pompous Privilege



The evidence has come out

About a bunch

Of privileged

Country club kids

Getting drunk

And sexually groping each other

On a summer afternoon…


Black kids

In America

Get shot

For less.






Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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1 Comment

  1. Deborah Hughes October 05, at 01:51

    Dont like thiss poem... Another "Poor Blacks" victimized & murdered because of their colour, as opposed to White Ivy-League Kids, who have ALL the privelege in the World! Goddd! Gimme a BREAK! According to Lou Reed(RIP Darlin Artist Social VoiceBox!): DO WE REALLY NEED ANOTHER BLACK DEFENDER & REPRESENTATIVE OF THEIR RIGHTS?! Hows about a LITTLE Unity?! VERY SAME things White Kids do Rich, Black kids do Poor, then Rich, or just Rich... Kids are kids... Leave it ALONE! Or dont you find tht wht MLK did had ANY Significance or Value At Allll/!!!... - Sick-&-tired! Lets' LIVE!!!...


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