michelle dodd

Indifferent - Poem by michelle dodd

don't call me your brother
for i am not
my eyes glisten with a bright blue
and yours with a dirty brown

you say that we are the same
i can only see the differences
your matted and tangled hair
mine straight and evenly combed

they say we have the same intellect
there is no way that can be true
me with my ivy league knowledge
only the streets have educated you

i hear the same tremor in your voice
when we speak of the same things
how you wish it were a different world
and i with how i wish i could change

our blood both runs warm through our veins
scars left from all the pain our paths have crossed
still i do not see the brother in you
persistence you have to change the light

there comes a time to except a change
constant reminders that we can coexist
looking past the things that separate us
coming together becoming one

i see you now brother
we have cried with the same eyes
bled from the same wounds
our differences are what makes us the same

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 5, 2011

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