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2 Strikes -The Color of My Skin and My Gender

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2 Strikes -The Color of My Skin and My Gender

I was born with 2 strikes against me Number 1 I'm male, Number 2 I'm Black No matter how intelligent I am People try to hold me down because I am Black I'm well educated and I work hard Because of the color of my skin I'm still offered low paying jobs I've never been in trouble, I've never been in jail Because of the color of my skin I still struggle and it feels like I'm living in hell The 2 strikes people try to hold against me It's their guilt and shame I will continue to live my life regardless of the color of my skin The color of my skin will never change One day I will be respected for my intelligence People will know me because of my name

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 11:51:00 PM
    * “Yesss * We Seem to Live Amid A Place Wherein Certain Things About Another * For Various Reasons Both Overt & Covert * Cause Many Divisions, Hatreds, Oppressions & Repressions, Etc., Yet * One Day, Echoing Martin Luther King Jr. * `Free At Last, Free At Last, Thank God Almighty, We're Free At Last` * Great Poem In Stirrings Moment * My Dear Precious Friend Rosalyn * Thank You Also for The Wonderful Visit * Very Lovely * Always * Sarah.” *

    LAMPKIN Avatar ROSALYN LAMPKIN
    Date: 11/2/2011 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sarah, you are on target with this one. Your comments are inspirational to me always. Love and friendship across the miles. Rosalyn
  1. Date: 10/31/2011 10:11:00 PM
    Sensitive and caring write Rosalyn, I've learned to look in the eyes and bypass what isn't important.

    LAMPKIN Avatar ROSALYN LAMPKIN
    Date: 10/31/2011 11:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liz....I too look past what's not important but some people can't get past the unimportant things in life.
  1. Date: 10/30/2011 1:20:00 PM
    lots of deep meaning in your right... thank you for sharing,..LINDA

    LAMPKIN Avatar ROSALYN LAMPKIN
    Date: 10/30/2011 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Linda, good day to you. Thank you for reading and commenting.