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Too Different To Not Be The Same

by J. Ray about a year ago in social commentary

A Poem For Equality

All around me is yelling

All around me are signs

Black Lives Matter

All Lives Matter

Equality For All

Locking arms, making lines

A battle in our streets

In our backyard for human equality

I step forward and grab a hand

I don't know you

I don't know your name

I don't know your past

I don't know if you care to know me

What I do know is how we came to be

We were all born from a woman

We all were formed by God's hands

We were all once innocent children

Growing up as American brethren

Yet here we are

Screaming and fighting

Some jumping on cars

How did we get here?

How do we fight these tears?

I plead with you

Remember our differences are only skin deep

Don't judge your brothers and sisters like the evil does

The evil who kills over a certain amount of melanin.

Deep inside, we are all the same

Doesn't matter what body we're in.

So grab my hand

Come with me

We'll fight the good fight

We'll get through this pain

After all is said and done,

It won't be in vain.

social commentary

J. Ray

Founder/Owner of Howling Wolf Freelance Writing

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