Lauren Harper

We See - Poem by Lauren Harper

we see your facial expressions.
we hear your insults
we see the gestures you make at your kids.

You see it doesn't matter if we are eating dinner.
standing next to each other
But as long as we are in 1 yard proximity there always seems to be something

its us and not you don't you see
I don't remember you being in this relationship too.
go ahead roll your eyes

the world is too busy deeming us as problems while they themselves
are lost in their world
searching for their happiness to no avail.

We will tell you this lightly.
Trying your best to tear us down
won't make you any happier.

So take your pictures,
say your fowl words,
point and stare.

Go ahead,
I dare you too.
No really try.

Your insults,
sour twisted faces
your pointed fingers.

At the end of the day what you have to say doesn't mean anything

I could understand If our clothes were something less than acceptable,
I could understand if we were not respectful to those around us.
I could understand if we over displayed our affection in public in the form of x's and o's

But you see it wouldn't matter if we dressed our best.
If we both held our poise at all times and remained a foot and half apart at all times
Seemingly there will always be those who judge the difference in pigment of our skin

You see in this world you just can't ever win.
thank goodness we aren't searching for you all to accept
something you are not even involved in.

So yes. I am white. I find someone who is black attractive and I don't care if you have a problem with it.

Topic(s) of this poem: relationship

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 25, 2016

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