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 They jeer at me
They cast me out
They say
I am not of them
For I am different
My skin is different

My people 
Cast me away
Because my skin is fairer

The white man
Shoos me away
Because my skin is darker

They hold back
From me
As if I might 
Have a cold
Because I’m different

Because my skin
Is a mystery
To them all
They made me
An outlaw

But my mother
Knows me not
As an outlaw
But a missing string
In her guitar.

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