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I have never felt your pain
your deep, deep rooted agony

Color we say is just that
it shouldn’t make a difference

But it does, doesn’t it
to you, deeply to you
within, without

Your pain became 
part of life, excepted
rolled in, lived in

Identity is possibly everything
to all of us, but your identity

Pre judged

I have never understood 
your dreams, your wants
your story

Of who you really, really are

History wrote that thought 
for the world, and we just 
didn’t get it, don’t get it

The pain, the ingrained

Of feeling less than
Lower than, and never


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  1. Date: 9/2/2014 11:20:00 AM
    Lorraine, this is another beautiful, powerful write - just a deep meaningful piece that reflects the fine poet that you are! Well done! Pandita