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Fraser. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Standing in line at a gas station,
Waiting on my turn to pay,
There were two african women ahead of me,
They seemed filled with joy that day,
People were enjoying the first fruits of spring,
Many vacationers lined the roads,
The truckers were eating breakfast
Taking a break from hauling loads.
The line was moving nicely
The african women stepped to the till
What happened next i could not believe
Left me with a sickening chill.
The cashier told the ladies to step aside
While she tended to the white mans needs,
I immediately told her that these people were next.
But she just wouldnt listen to me.
The two women turned and looked at me,
I apologised for what transpired,
They smiled and said it was ok
Man i wanted that cashier fired
I thought about it afterwards
It bothered me for many days
How can we ever get along in this world,
If we cant see past our own race