Alvin Parkinson


But Only Not You - Poem by Alvin Parkinson

There’s one who is in my class who sits in the middle of the class
Who is as fair as your skin, but still is consider black
She is as quiet as your are, but as noisy with companies around
She moves her feet as you do; she moves it up and down

She is as sweet as you are, you and her aren’t really that far
Except that she wasn’t you so she can’t be as you are
She may have your hair she may have your care
She may bring memorization of 8th grade except she wasn’t there

She may talk like you she may walk as you
But she is missing one thing and that is she is not you
She may dress like you she may look impress like you
She may have all but still wouldn’t have the rest of you

She’s innocent as you I have evidence of this clue
But she still departs of one thing and that is she is not you
She laughs like you she reminds me of you
She seems great as you she even looks as fine as you

She may love like you and have God like you
But she still lacks one thing; she’s not you
I see peace in her, jubilee her nature implores
I see heaven for her as I see and explore

She may whine like you, she may even think like you
She even is as smart as you and probably wise as you
She may converse like you, and do so on like you
She may be a reflection of you, but only not you


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 13, 2005


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