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Judging on the information
You do not know,
Basing the color of my skin
On my personality
Mind
Soul
And heart.
Not taking the time
To get to know me,
Instead you judge
To quickly,
Saying because I am
Black.
Brown.
Or White.
This is how I should be,
To bad it isn't me.
My skin color is not
The content of my character,
Being black
Does not decide my heart.
Being brown
Does not make up my mind.
Being white
Does not determine who I am inside.
To know me
You have to learn me,
For my skin is apart of me
But it is not everything
Of who I am.
Do not be surprise
When you see
That I don't let the color of my skin
Determine who I am,
For who I am
Is who I decide to be.



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Quiera_ser_adorado<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 1, 2009 at 4:25 pm
that was really like inspiring.. idk how but somethin kind of clicked inside of me i guess you could say. i know what it feels like to be judged for what you look like, only difference is people judge me for rumors... or just cause i am spanish i am supposed to be able to speak it, but i am adopted... let me stop.
it was just great. :)
 
diggalo95 said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm
that is so true and im glad you wrote this poem
 
KonyaB!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2009 at 4:15 pm
This is amazing. Your ending line, "For who I am is who I decide to be." made me feel inspired. Very powerful. You are a great writer, so keep on writing and sharing what you got to tell the world. If you get the time, check my stuff out too, but they are NOT as powerful as yours are. :)
 
DsGuardian said...
Oct. 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm
This was a really good piece.
I enjoyed reading it.
 
Hannah523 said...
Oct. 1, 2009 at 7:43 am
very nice, i love "My skin color is not
The content of my character."
good job :)
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 11:59 am
wow, really good!
 
E and S said...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 11:00 am
Loved your poem it is realy deap. I like how enotional its. Great job!
 
<3::wish4wings::<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 10:12 am
this is soooooooooo good! i loved it!! :D
 
!!!singer!!! said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm
Wow!!! That was great!!
 
mrbojingles said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm
I feel very deeply about what you have written. People are cold hearted and absent minded. All in all , I think that this is a great poem that more poeple should read.
 
cakekid314 said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 12:02 pm
the poem has a great message, no matter what race you are we can all get along
 
dylonmichael said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 10:42 am
i loved it and it kind of is like a rap
 
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