Hello Discrimination

August 17, 2010
By StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha


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

Hello
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
Discrimination

Hello
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
Of
Discrimination

Hello
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
Taunts
Pranks
All for fun
Step in my shoes
Glued to this chair
One that guarantees
Discrimination

Hello
"What church do you go to?"
I shy away
Back into my shell
Afraid to admit
The tragic truth
I do not believe
Cannot
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
I
Must face
Discrimination

Hello
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
And
Violence
Senseless violence
Around our world
Of
Discrimination

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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on Sep. 19 2010 at 12:09 pm
WaterGirl23 BRONZE, Nutley, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -William Shakespeare

no problem! :)

on Sep. 14 2010 at 11:28 pm
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

thank you so much! 

on Sep. 11 2010 at 1:42 pm
WaterGirl23 BRONZE, Nutley, New Jersey
4 articles 5 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -William Shakespeare

i love it! it speaks the truth about our world many choose to ignore and forget and it is beautifully written :)

on Sep. 10 2010 at 8:56 am
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

Thank you :)

on Sep. 10 2010 at 6:56 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
15 articles 5 photos 166 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

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

I love it. 


on Sep. 9 2010 at 10:17 pm
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

Thank you i'm glad you enjoyed it....hopefully more people will be able to understand and feel empathy for the victims of discrimination

IansLover GOLD said...
on Sep. 9 2010 at 10:13 pm
IansLover GOLD, Otisco, Indiana
19 articles 9 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Moshimo anata kanarazu no naka de ai... ai to issho ni anata no kokoro soshite tamashii."

(translation: If you fall in love.... Love with your heart and soul.)

This is really deep. Someone whos not good at understanding the pain of discrimination probably wouldnt get it though... but i sure did....

on Sep. 9 2010 at 8:59 pm
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

Thank you guys!

on Sep. 9 2010 at 8:59 pm
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

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.

on Sep. 9 2010 at 8:56 pm
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

Thank you! :)

on Sep. 9 2010 at 8:55 pm
StillDreaming GOLD, Flower Mound, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” -Buddha

Thank you so much! If you've read my other stuff, you'll see I'm into metaphors other things along those lines

on Sep. 9 2010 at 4:55 pm
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
42 articles 0 photos 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

wow relly deep & emotional but still gud. best line: "as the sands of the desert stay white so does our society" clever

on Sep. 8 2010 at 7:29 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

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.

Chelz PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 8 2010 at 1:07 pm
Chelz PLATINUM, Iron Mountain, Michigan
23 articles 3 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, bite into it and embrace the bitter taste of reality." (My own words)

I very much agree

on Sep. 8 2010 at 7:18 am
the_real_reggie_rocket BRONZE, Spostylvania, Virginia
1 article 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I like to move it, move it."-Anonymous

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.

on Sep. 7 2010 at 6:18 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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brilliant!


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