Label jars; not people

April 18, 2011
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You see a thirteen year old girl with a new born baby and call her a slut. But did you know that her step dad raped her? You see an overweight person and laugh. But did you know he/she have a condition that causes them to gain weight and it will soon kill them? You see a guy about thirty missing an arm and call him a freak. But did you know that he lost his arm fighting for your freedom? You see a girl with cuts and burns veiling her arms and call her a stupid emo. But did you know mother abuses her? You see a couple living in a car and call them bums. But did you know they both graduated college but just cant seem to find a job? You see two guys walking down the street and say they are queers and will burn in hell. But did you know that homosexuality is not a choice, your born like it? You see a girl crying 24/7 about her new ex and call her clingy. But did you know she gave him everything and he gave nothing back? You see a seventy year old couple and think gross how could they still love each other. But did you know that every time the man looks into her eyes he still sees the beautiful young woman he married many years ago? You see a girl with no friends and she is always by herself and you say she is an outcast. But did you know she can't bring herself to trust anyone?
So before you you say something about someone why don't you stop and think, what is their life like?

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Mandy-chan said...
May 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Beautifully written, it always brings me to tears. You have a gift, dear Cc. Use it well.
Brewhit said...
May 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Almost brought me to tears. Very good :)
KaitlynG said...
May 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm
this is a beautiful poem and i hope you continue to use your gift:)!if you want to check out mine,i have a nonfiction story called muted and a free verse poem called alziehmers disese
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