Where do I fit in?
White boys Call me a monkey
It’s not a school but a zoo you should be in.
Every day full of drama
“here monkey, have a banana
…Don’t you miss the jungle?
Playing with the other monkeys
All the rough and tumble”
Don’t you wanna go home to all that sand?
Why stay in our country…I don’t understand
Go on it must be like living at the beach
Coconuts and bananas all within reach
Everday a party with all that ooga booga music
If I were a monkey like you I’d definately choose it
Besides don’t you miss your family?..think I saw them on safari”
The black girls say
“Don’t think you’re ‘black’ just cos you’re brown”
Always looking at me with a disapproving frown
“You’re dad may be black but that don’t make you a brother
You take less after him and more from your mother”
They called me a coconut
Brown on the outside
I’m only 9 years old, where do I fit in?
Some of the things life has set before me
But mostly a true story