Treasure Island

Gero Lorna

(March 1,1978 / Antigonish)

We Are The Same


I present to you a woman
who wishes she were not
judged by the color of her
skin and the clothes she wears.
Why must I because I’m
different be a target to
your insults and your
ignorance. I am human
like you.
So I talk with a slang and
dance different, some of you
dance just like me.
Yeah, our skin color is different,
but we are the same.
Like you I want respect
I deserve respect. I do not
want to be stereotyped
because of my Friday nights
outfit and I do not want to be
discriminated against when
I’m working and you see
me wearing pants that show
off my round butt or my top
that show my breast when I
bend over to give you your
dinner.
We are God’s creation and God’s
children once at heaven’s gate
there will be no color because
love, respect, and acceptance
has no color.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Edited: Monday, October 30, 2006

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  • Terri Weaver (7/23/2006 10:47:00 PM)

    Very true Lorna and I agree! ! ! Everyone should be considered equal regardless what color they are, what religion they practice, what choices they make...We all have free will but we are all the same if that makes sense, we all breathe, we all bleed, and we all feel the same emotions...Color has nothing to do with who we are, what's important is who we are as people and I think that message comes out loud and clear in this...you're awesome girl! ! ! You're so intuitive, and honest, i admire you as a person a lot, you amaze me as a writer and as a person...you've got such soul, compassion and spirit, and you know who you are...Keep it up Lorna, I love reading your work, i'll keep reading as long as you keep writing! (Report) Reply

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