Quinton Scott

American Man

American Man
I am hated.
I am feared.
I am ridiculed.
I am ostracized.
I am poor.
I am broken.
I am lazy.
I am shunned.
I am tired.
I am weak.
I am a loser.
I am all of these things
in the eyes of the world.
I am a black man.
I am an American!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 23, 2006
Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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