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A Poem Looking For Understanding!

04 May

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Surprised and Sad

I wake up.

I roll over.

I get out of bed.

I go to the bathroom.

I wash my face.

I make my tea.

I turn on my computer.

I sit down.

 

I go to Facebook.

I see the comments.

I go to Twitter.

I see the comments.

I go to Instagram.

I see the memes.

My heart hurts.

 

The message is getting lost.

The message is buried under.

The message is hard to find.

The messages coming through are bad.

The messages coming through are disheartening.

The messages coming through are maddening.

I feel angry.

 

I can’t believe what I’m seeing.

I can’t believe what I’m reading.

I can’t believe what people are saying.

I can’t believe what other people of color are saying.

I can’t believe what my friends are saying.

I feel angrier.

 

What strangers say only bothers me a little.

What my friends say hurts me a lot.

When a person of color downs another person of color, it stings.

What happen to unity.

What happened to compassion.

When will the understanding begin.

 
 

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