I Am More MAG

By M. J. B., Poplar Bluff, MO

I am more than white.
I am more than black.
My name is mulatto,
That’s all you’ll ever care to know me as.
The world sees me like you do:
Blood traitor.
I don’t speak your language.
I don’t like your music.
I love my golden-amber hide.
But what connects me to you the most
Are my eyes.
These eyes which have seen more hate
Than yours and hers.
These eyes are mine: they look like yours,
no, they are mine.
More cruelty, more sneers, more hateful questions they have seen and answered for.
Yours are pure;
Mine are wise.

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on Dec. 22 2011 at 11:16 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Straightforward, direct, thought provoking... made me really think.

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on Mar. 24 2010 at 8:38 pm
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Life is perfect until you sit back and realize how boring it is without risks.

nice! short and simple.


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