What am I?
I have asked myself this question for a very long time.
But, it’s not that I do not know
Or have doubted myself for a while;
I do not fit in.
I do not fit into these neat, little circles:
I am multiethnic.
I am a combination of many cultures,
It makes me unique;
Like an unusual
You find hidden in
A deep, dark crevice within the Earth’s crust.
My multi-ethnicity is both a blessing and a curse;
Because of it, I am shunned to the outside of those circles.
Many think that this concept of not being accepted should bother me --
The truth is, it doesn’t.
I am a
I am without a culture.
I am okay with this,
I do not say much,
I tend to be shy
Being invisible to most;
But, I have a strong heart
And I can do anything
Once I set my mind to something.
All people see though is the color of my skin.
They try to place me into a label
In order to make themselves feel better
And put their minds at ease.
The problem is that I do not fit into a single label;
Because there are many
That I do fit into
Due to my multi-ethnicity.
The issue with that is
The belief regarding those neat little categorizes.
You’re either from one circle or the other;
Or even seven,
But, I ask you, does skin color really truly matter?
It is just melanin after all.
So, why do we judge each other by our color?
Why do we hate each other for our different skin colors?
I believe that it doesn’t matter;
People should not be viewed on what is physically on the outside.
Unfortunately, this is not the case in today’s society;
Where who you are is ultimately defined by your culture and skin color
Not by the person you are inside.
This notion is absurd!
So, I ask you --
Are we not all human beings?
Don’t we all share the same DNA?
Don’t we all bleed the same color ---
Without a filter or a mask on,
I am a lone
I am without a
But, I am not the only one out there.
There are many others like me;
Unique combinations which are not accepted by society,
Unique individuals judged by their physical appearances;
We hide in the shadows of the circles
Silently watching society from a distance
Waiting for the day we will be accepted.