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I'm a...

October 28, 2016

I'm a white American
born in the USA.
I'm a black South African,
I'm a straight guy and a gay.


I'm a Afghan rebel
fighting for a cause,
I'm an English vicar
praying to stop wars.


I'm a Muslim woman,
beneath a sacred veil.
I'm a young man, Iam ninety.
I am strong and I am frail.


I'm a tough Australian,
rounding up my sheep.
I'm a widowed lady
 trying not to weep.


I'm a brave young soldier
but I don't want to die,
I'm a lonely spinster
 and I'm a Russian spy.


I'm a Chinese farmer
working on the land.
I'm an Arab business man
in deserts full of sand.


I'm a part of history 
waiting to unfold,
I'm a poor prospector
hoping to strike gold.


I'm a living being
with blood the same as you.
I shall never challenge
or change your point of view.


I have skin that's yellow,
black or palest white.
I pray for our future
In the darkest night.


I am just another
part of all mankind,
I see all our problems,
but I know that I'm blind.


I can make a difference,
'though I'm too poor to care.
I am blessed with many riches,
but I don't think it's fair.


I hope that when you read this,
the message is quite clear.
If you see past the prejudice 
we'll have nothing left to fear.
Jan Millward©

 

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