For You

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 16:36 -- SEMM

For You

If I tore apart my body 

For you

And you examined my organs

Tested my blood 

Ripped my skin

Piece by piece

Cell by cell

For you

Would it look the same

As everyone else

Because it feels like hate has been rooted

Inside of me

Spreading like

A mutating cancer 

Until that is all I am

Born from hate

Consumed by hate

Am I accountable

For being born

A certain race

Am I accountable 

For being a mistake

In your eyes?

Because all you see when you look

At me 

Or her

Or him

Or them

Is brown, black 

And you’re blinded by the color 

Of our skin

Your eyes don’t let you see

Our true beauty within

Because I deserve 

Just as much as anyone else

And so do my friends

But instead my whole life

I have to prove myself 

I have to prove that 

I deserve to live 

For you

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world

Comments

ameerahshabazz

snap snap snap.

Would love to hear an audio.

 

#whenwomenspeak1

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