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A Letter to Prejudice - V0
Member: Cindi.Giggles
Words: Cindi

 

I am a person of color

 

not by your definition

 

that puts people into

 

acceptable receptacles

 

tidy little skin shade categories

 

your narrow world is confined

 

by black and white

 

yellow and brown

 

 

 

I am a person of color

 

not the color I wear on the outside

 

this temporary covering that protects

 

your sensitive vision

 

blinds your eyes to a reality

 

your prejudice could not process

 

 

 

I am a person of color

 

The many varied colors that flow

 

through me like a river overflowing

 

permeating from my shining soul

 

so many spectrums

 

your pupils could not process

 

 

 

I am a person of color

 

My brothers and sisters are like me

 

their eyes tuned into our color cornucopia

 

their souls abundant

 

with streams of beautiful brilliance

 

We rise above this mini minded world

 

Our hearts sing songs

 

ignorance robs you of hearing

 

 

 

Our hope and prayer is this:

 

That one day the scales that shield your eyes

 

The ones that segregate colors in your mind

 

Will melt, fall away, and disappear

 

And for the first time you will see us

 

Dancing and singing together

 

Our similarities, our differences

 

Embracing and celebrating

 

The same beautiful red hearts

 

beating as one.

 

 

 

Set your imprisoned soul free

 

And join us!