The Beautiful Diverse This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


So much hate in thisworld,
         Time,
                      Age,
                              Century.
Somuch death by so many people over the smallest fault,
         Against them,
                      Theysee,
                              Theycannot tolerate.
Fear and shame haunt ourcities,
         Towns,
                  Homes,
                           Hearts.
Thehearts of those not welcomed by too many:
         Latinos,
                  Negroes,
                            Homosexuals,
                                     The Beautiful Diverse
For being who theyare,
         What they are,
                   Why they are,
                           Where they are
In our highsociety of lip services of tolerance,
          Love,
                   Peace,
                            Community ...
Hypocrisy.
For unto those diverse we force hate,
         Anger,
                  Slander,
                            Prejudice,
                                     Pain.
From the bigots of ourmetropolises comes
          Hate,
                   Torment,
                            Ruin,
                                     Death.
And intogreat hearts we high beings plant the seeds of shame,
         Fear,
                   Despair,
                            Self-loathing horror.
A kind of hate that clings to one's brainsapping,
         Ripping,
                   Screaming,
                                     Probing,
Agonizingly real andunshakable as the flesh and blood that bind us.



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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VATSVD said...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 10:59 am
WOW That is DEEP and i agree with everything you are saying!
 
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