In the Eyes of Another


I do not decide who I am, for who I am is decided by another

Some may think I strive to harm, but some may see me as their brother.

All in all, who I am comes down to my beliefs,

Because beliefs often act as our own thieves.


My beliefs indirectly steal my identity,

They can change what others see inside of me,

But I cannot blame them, for the hatred I receive

For It all comes down, to those

who see me as a blind devotee

Of a pointless faith, of an erroneous belief.


My religion should not have any set stereotypes,

And I should not be judged by how I define posthumous paradise,

And the hatred that some release on me and my faithful brothers,

Should not be born from the actions of others.


I will not be judged by another man’s violent doing,

Because violence is not something that I am pursuing.

I will not be judged for what certain people may be,

It does not matter if they look like me, or if they are similar, religiously.


Deeply seeded feelings of animosity,

That due to ignorance are targeted at me.

Some are ignorant of how equal we were all meant to be,

And thus, they treat religious others as mere mediocrities.


Some are blinded by their isolating doctrines,

And look upon others of different faiths as simply mad fiends.

Some may stand to watch this happen, but some may stay and intervene,

But I just hope that tomorrow, we may be able to convene,

And we may see one another for who we really are,

Without having religious bias rooted in our hearts.


I hope that tomorrow, this shameful feud will end,

And no matter your religion, I can truly call you my friend,

And I hope that in spite of our faiths, we will look upon others,

As part of our families, and as loving brothers,

And that I will be equal,

In the eyes of another.



This poem is about: 
Our world



Hi, my name is Ciara. I really enjoyed your poem. I'm doing a project for school about religious discrimination and was hoping I could ask you a few questions about your poem. Please get back to me ASAP(: 



Hi Ciara, sorry for my belated response. I'd be very happy to answer any questions you have!

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