Hello Discrimination

August 17, 2010
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This is for
The outcasts
Of society
All of us
Who cannot stand
To face those
Clouded by ignorance
By assumptions
We are people too

I smile everyday
Because happiness
Is something we need
We all need
Despite your taunts
"Faggot!" "Burn in Hell!"
I keep smiling
Praying to
The God we share
For to God we must be equals
For a greater life
Free of

As the sands of
Our deserts stay white
So does
Our society
Promoting these
Forgetting us
Making assumptions
That we are criminals
That we are addicts
And murderers
We have souls, we are good
I am a woman
Who wanted freedom
Instead I was slapped
By the hand

I am chained
To a chair
For I am less fortunate
Than you
I used to love
The wind on my face
As I ran
And now
After going through
The Hell of surgery
After a blur of nightmares
I am ridiculed
No mercy
All for fun
Step in my shoes
Glued to this chair
One that guarantees

"What church do you go to?"
I shy away
Back into my shell
Afraid to admit
The tragic truth
I do not believe
Will not
And you cannot change me
Fix me
For I am no device
Broken in pieces
I am human
Nothing less
But based on
Simple thoughts
Nothing violent
Nothing of hate
Just thoughts
Must face

I am a woman
Strong, independent
As men should be
The bruises
I have taken
For my courage
Still pain me
We are worth something
We aren't a commodity
Believe this
Senseless violence
Around our world

So, outcasts
Those not mentioned here
Cry for our brothers
Our sisters
Do not stop there
Use the truth
Of our world
To form
A goodbye

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WaterGirl23 said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm
i love it! it speaks the truth about our world many choose to ignore and forget and it is beautifully written :)
NothingSpecial replied...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm
thank you so much! 
WaterGirl23 replied...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm
no problem! :)
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

This is such a strong and beautiful poem, but more than that, honest. 

I love it. 

NothingSpecial replied...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 8:56 am
Thank you :)
Ians_Lover said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm
This is really deep. Someone whos not good at understanding the pain of discrimination probably wouldnt get it though... but i sure did....
NothingSpecial replied...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm
Thank you i'm glad you enjoyed it....hopefully more people will be able to understand and feel empathy for the victims of discrimination
mimirocks124 said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm
wow relly deep & emotional but still gud. best line: "as the sands of the desert stay white so does our society" clever
NothingSpecial replied...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Thank you so much! If you've read my other stuff, you'll see I'm into metaphors other things along those lines
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm
I must agree with the enlightened individuals below me, this poem is powerfully inspirational and full of precious truth. I love the short lines and the format of the piece. This is simply wonderful, my friend.
NothingSpecial replied...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Thank you! :)
the_real_reggie_rocket said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 7:18 am
I cannot believe this poem only has one comment. I love how you dipped into different areas of discrimination and backed up your beliefs. This is an extremely powerful poem.
NothingSpecial replied...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm
I'm glad you think so. There are so many types of discrimination, and I was really hoping to get across in a lot of them.
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Chelz replied...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm
I very much agree
NothingSpecial replied...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Thank you guys!
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