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I’m more than just a skin color
I’m more than my IQ
I’m more than what my home is like
I’m just as good as you.

I’m more than what I seem to be
I’m more than what I say
I never slur “retarded”
never, “that’s so gay.”

‘Cause I’ve also been rejected
also faced discrimination
I’ve been told that I am worthless
like I’ve been damned from my creation.

My back possesses scars
of a hundred petty stabs.
My thoughts and mind still waver
the words still up for grabs.

I try my best for justice
for generations not yet grown.
I try my best to stand
for those who can’t alone.

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Bliss124 said...
Dec. 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm:
I think i can relate to this--Im definitely gonna remember it! Very good job
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thatclarinetgirl12 said...
Dec. 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm:
this is an interesting poem. I like how you worded it and i totally agree with you. everyone has equal worth. keep writing
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beachgal123This 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...
Dec. 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm:
Keeep on writing this is really good :) don't let people bring you down!
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tsinger07 said...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm:
This is beautiful! I love the message and you wrote it in a wonderful, inspirational way. Keep writing!
cloudskater1 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm :
Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me:)
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