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duskthoughts
duskthoughts Empathy-The voice of understanding
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For my skin is not shameful. Racism will not take away power, history or pride.

My Skin

My skin is distinctive,

My skin is distinctive, For my skin is

My skin is distinctive, For my skin is tainted

My skin is distinctive, For my skin is tainted tortured

My skin is distinctive, For my skin is tainted tortured and tarnished

My skin is distinctive, For my skin is tainted tortured and tarnished, by the fear of contrast

For my skin is

For my skin is hated

For my skin is hated caged

For my skin is hated caged and segregated,

For my skin is hated caged and segregated, by the piercing eyes of judgement

For my skin is

For my skin is owned

For my skin is owned enslaved

For my skin is owned enslaved possessed

For my skin is owned enslaved possessed and engraved

For my skin is owned enslaved possessed and engraved by the assumption it is worth less.

For my skin is

For my skin is starved

For my skin is starved of acceptance

For my skin is starved of acceptance compassion

For my skin is starved of acceptance compassion and empathy

For my skin is starved of acceptance compassion and empathy from the skin that is different-

For my skin is starved of acceptance compassion and empathy from the skin that is differently the same.

For my skin is

For my skin is wrong?

For my skin is wrong? No.

For my skin

For my skin holds the same heart

For my skin holds the same heart that beats so confidently

For my skin holds the same heart that beats so confidently in your chest.

For my skin

For my skin feels the torment

For my skin feels the torment of cursed words

For my skin feels the torment of cursed words but protests

For my skin feels the torment of cursed words but protests their effects.

For my skin

For my skin is a memorial

For my skin is a memorial to the lives that gave.

For my skin

For my skin is unbound freedom

For my skin is unbound freedom not prejudices’ salve.

For my skin

For my skin has equal worth

For my skin has equal worth to who say otherwise.

For my skin

For my skin is an achievement

For my skin is an achievement worn with pride,

For my skin is an achievement worn with pride, rebellious to

For my skin is an achievement worn with pride, rebellious to the shades of

For my skin is an achievement worn with pride, rebellious to the shades of white

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