Treasure Island

Lorna Gero

(March 1,1978 / Antigonish, Nova Scotia)

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. 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: Wednesday, January 25, 2006
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  • Nimal Dunuhinga (3/14/2006 5:01:00 PM)

    Very strong voice I heard in this poem, Lorna you are having a firm foundation go head....................................Children are precious there is no race, colour and et cetera., It's the fragrance of humanity. (Report) Reply

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