"When I'm born I'm Black,
when I grow up I'm Black,
when I'm in the cold I'm Black,
when I'm in the sun I'm Black,
when I'm sick I'm Black,
when I die I'm Black.
When you're born you're Pink,
when you grow up you're White,
when you're in the cold you're Blue,
when you're in the sun Red,
when you're sick you're Green,
when you die you're Purple.
And you dare to call ME a coloured....".
Source & Author:
Source No.1 say,
Unknown, though claimed as "nominated the best poem of year ....." every year by email forwarders. :))
Source No 2 says,
Found in The children's book of poems, prayers and meditations ed. Liz Attenborough (Element Books, 1989)
Source No 3 says
After further Googling. Its from Malcom X
Lessons Learnt: Nasareyan: don't forward your poems (LOL .. Just kidding)