Treasure Island

Cassandra Jasmine

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Differences


I am Asian,
You are African.
I am American,
You are Caucasian.

However, why should we
Judge one another by their nationality,
Their gender, their religion?
My answer is, because we are different.

Why should we treat each other unfairly?
Why is it, that one is biased?
Have you not thought of someone else?
The answer is no; because we are different.

We are all different,
Yet we are all unique.
However, when we accept each other,
This world would be a better place.

Submitted: Monday, September 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

There is much prejudice around us, and we continually judge each other by what they are, not WHO they are. I believe that there is a lot less nowadays than before, but we still have space to improve.

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  • Bri Edwards (11/27/2013 8:11:00 PM)

    i agree more with your poet note than with your poem. maybe you really didn't mean to write one or two things i read in the poem e.g.:

    However, why should we
    Judge one another by their nationality,
    Their gender, their religion?
    My answer is, because we are different.

    did you really mean THAT? well, in some way(s) perhaps it IS proper that we should judge someone based on their differences. i wonder if i'm making myself clear.
    IF we are all different, THEN of course we are all unique, so why Yet? just wondering here.
    thanks for sharing. :) (Report) Reply

  • Alookh (matin) (9/22/2013 12:38:00 PM)

    in this harsh world of injustice, i read this poem with high voice....letting every body hear... (Report) Reply

  • Goldheart Bird (9/16/2013 5:30:00 PM)

    I agree with Beach Girl, you are defenly right. No matter their color, or gender. It only counts of who they are and their heart.
    Love this poem Cassie (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (9/16/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    Your poem shows you to be a very insightful and thinking person. You expressed your feelings well by asking the reader questions that went straight to the heart. Yes, we are all unique, and the world would be a better place if there were more people like you Cassandra! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/9/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    We are all different,
    Yet we are all unique.
    However, when we accept each other,
    This world would be a better place.
    No doubt!
    Any bias is bad, Nationalism is bad. Parochialism is bad.
    Humanism is good. Gender equality is good. Universal fraternity is good. (Report) Reply

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