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My Skin Is Not Me

September 11, 2009
By ToBeMe BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
ToBeMe BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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Judging on the information
You do not know,
Basing the color of my skin
On my personality
And heart.
Not taking the time
To get to know me,
Instead you judge
To quickly,
Saying because I am
Or White.
This is how I should be,
To bad it isn't me.
My skin color is not
The content of my character,
Being black
Does not decide my heart.
Being brown
Does not make up my mind.
Being white
Does not determine who I am inside.
To know me
You have to learn me,
For my skin is apart of me
But it is not everything
Of who I am.
Do not be surprise
When you see
That I don't let the color of my skin
Determine who I am,
For who I am
Is who I decide to be.

The author's comments:
It's kind of like a rap. Well that's what people say.

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on Nov. 1 2009 at 4:25 pm
KaraTaylor DIAMOND, Neptune, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

that was really like inspiring.. idk how but somethin kind of clicked inside of me i guess you could say. i know what it feels like to be judged for what you look like, only difference is people judge me for rumors... or just cause i am spanish i am supposed to be able to speak it, but i am adopted... let me stop.

it was just great. :)

on Oct. 4 2009 at 3:25 pm
shakedra<3 SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
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that is so true and im glad you wrote this poem

KonyaB!!! GOLD said...
on Oct. 3 2009 at 4:15 pm
KonyaB!!! GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
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This is amazing. Your ending line, "For who I am is who I decide to be." made me feel inspired. Very powerful. You are a great writer, so keep on writing and sharing what you got to tell the world. If you get the time, check my stuff out too, but they are NOT as powerful as yours are. :)

on Oct. 2 2009 at 1:19 pm
DsGuardian BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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This was a really good piece.

I enjoyed reading it.

on Oct. 1 2009 at 7:43 am
Hannah523 SILVER, Winterport, Maine
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very nice, i love "My skin color is not

The content of my character."

good job :)

Duckie430 said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 11:59 am
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

wow, really good!

E and S said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 11:00 am
Loved your poem it is realy deap. I like how enotional its. Great job!

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 10:12 am
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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this is soooooooooo good! i loved it!! :D

on Sep. 29 2009 at 6:47 pm
StephenieReneeBaker SILVER, Colorado, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Don't promise my forever when your just going to break my heart.

Wow!!! That was great!!

mrbojingles said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 3:05 pm
I feel very deeply about what you have written. People are cold hearted and absent minded. All in all , I think that this is a great poem that more poeple should read.

cakekid314 said...
on Sep. 29 2009 at 12:02 pm
the poem has a great message, no matter what race you are we can all get along

on Sep. 29 2009 at 10:42 am
dylonmichael GOLD, El Dorado, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
i have two one is "live life as if it were your last day on earth" and two is "never make some one your everything because when they leave you you have nothing"

i loved it and it kind of is like a rap