The Color Of My Palm

 

Can you see it?

It is looking back at me

The color that we wanted to be

 

The color of our history

The color that caused pain and war

That color is what we are fighting for

 

The color that led the nation for a very long time

The color that made it hard for me to climb…to the top

The color that always pushed me around and told me to get the mop

 

The color that is “so called smarter than me”

The color that didn’t know what it was like to have a dream

The color of my palm

 

Now can you see?

The color of my palm doesn’t matter in society

The color of my hand determines my nationality

 

Look at me now

Accomplishing goals that are higher than any ground

Taking ownership of my hand

 

Don’t look palm

Look at the color of my hand

Look at the stereotypes we have been placed into

 

Look through our eyes

Our point of view

My palm

 

The color that was wished

Now it’s the color that was missed

I can finally see my destiny

 

It is flying in the air searching for a place to land

Do not go by the color of my palm

But by the color of my hand.

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