Does Skin Lie

Does skin lie?

Blue skin

Blue means loyal

A hero to the average


Worn with pride to show that

They are a presence meant

For peace and equality

Does their skin tell the truth?

Black skin

Black is different

A villain to many


Their skin is the wrong color

Means a presence meant to be watched

Does their skin mean they won't tell the truth?

Then, really

Who’s skin is the wrong color?

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
Our world



Hi. I am a Master's student in composition at the City University of New York in New York City. We are having our annual winter composers concert next week and I was wondering if I could set your poem to music for Soprano and Piano. The text is great for music and I would like to have your blessings to go forward with this.  I will also send you a recording of the work when it is performed.

Hope to hear from you soon



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