Equal Segregation

June 20, 2008
By Elizabeth Wolbrink, Allendale, MI

Accept me for who I am,
different I may be
but I assure you,
the Same are we
We breathe the same air,
drink the same water,
and walk on the same land
I work for you
my children work for you,
and their children will work for you
Mansions I have not
pearls, diamonds, emeralds
they are too affluent for me
I cannot bleach my skin, nor
change my descent
my creed remains true
Oppression will not take hold
discrimination will not stop me
for I will persevere
My cry will ring in the south, the north,
the east, the west
it will never stop
We were equally created
for out of Eve I came,
and so did you
But I do ask you one favor:
Accept me for who I am,
different I may be
because I assure you
the Same are we

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bob said...
on Dec. 17 2013 at 3:28 pm
great poem keep writing more poem for me to read


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