Colors | Teen Ink


March 22, 2018
By JessieSmalley BRONZE, Newton, New Jersey
JessieSmalley BRONZE, Newton, New Jersey
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She did not wear the same color
Her struggles the same as you and me
Yet, she remains an outcast just from the misjudgment of our eyes
Our eyes tells us lies
“You can’t sit here”
Said on every bus
“You can’t be in here”
Said in every store
Just because she did not wear the same color
Her personality sweet
But no one will ever know
Based off something she has no say in
She can’t help her skin
And we can’t help our eyes to keep from telling such lies

When in school at a young age
We learn the colors of the rainbow
Every color is beautiful in a different way
Yet, in society no color is beautiful except one
Society spreads our lies
That our eyes can’t help but see
No color beautiful unless the perfect tone of white
Our world separated into two
Because our eyes tell us lies

The author's comments:

I was inspired by Rosa Parks to write this piece. My hopes are to help end racism and shw how we can all come together to change society. We can stop our eyes from telling us the lies that one race is better than the other.

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on Apr. 26 2018 at 2:26 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Such a powerful and intelligent approach to combating an awful side of ourselves - excellent job!

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