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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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beautifulspiritThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 11:16 am:
Straightforward, direct, thought provoking... made me really think.
 
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BethaniThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 8:38 pm:
nice! short and simple.
 
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