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The Color Of My Skin

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The Color Of My Skin

The color of my skin helps me
I can get out of speeding tickets
I can have a fair education
I can laugh without fear
I can be here
I can be there
I can do anything

The color of your skin hurts you
Justice is not on your side
education is a joke
Your laughter is hidden
You can't be here
You can't be there
Your dreams are oppressed

What can I do?
What can't I do?
Prejudice 
Discrimination
Racism; are too strong
I can be your friend

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  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:58:00 AM
    this poetry works for me because is is realist

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 9:15:00 PM
    This work reminds me of a song I sang in elementary school many years ago. The song was titled "The Color of Our Skin Doesn't Matter Anymore". A short and sweet writing here.

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 5:55:00 PM
    I like this poem....its really sad that its true in this day and age....we should be beyond that...i hope one day we will...thanks for sharing