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Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Jan 11 - 10:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Racial Musings (Agatha Christie)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 10:21 PM

(Agatha Christie)

Presumptive is Man to claim the right
To arbitrate between God's creatures so
And place a gulf between the Black and White
Deeper than sea or ocean waters flow.
So strange it seems, this unpigmented pride,
The paleness of a skin that knows not sun...
Men are all built of bone;
How hard then to decide
If they are Apes or Men
When life is done!

Some think, and more than one,
That coffee-coloured children meet the case,
It is our duty so to take one's fun
That the resulting mixture has a face
That nicely illustrates Mendelian lore.
Oh, coffee-coloured world,
You'll be a BORE.
Satiety but no variety.

Agatha Christie, 1973, Poems, Dodd, Mead & Company.

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