Judgement and speculations
Have always been passed over me
Always been placed on me
By people I don't even know
Why is this?
Is it because my skin is a luscious brown
That I hold my head high and claim
In your mind you have this picture of who I should be
But not of who I am
Loud, Rambunctious ,Loquacious , Sanguinary
Is what you see
But pull back the curtain and see what I really contain
Intelligent, Mature, Old Soul , Compassionate
You have passed judgement on me because of your folly to think that a stereotype is who I am
You don't even know my name
You don't even know my age
You couldn't even tell me what my eye color is
All you have seen is the boundary .
But yet someone had a dream
They had a dream that you'd take the curtains of our skin and remove them
See what's behind it all
See that it's all the same,
Veins , muscles , tissue
Thick red blood
A pounding heart
A beautiful soul
All the same.
So see me not as the color of my skin
But as the contours of my character .