~ Minorities

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:19 -- illona

I AM BLACK.

Blacks fought for freedom.

I AM WOMAN.

Women fought to be counted.

I AM GAY.

Gays fought for equality.

So why am I still fighting for freedom?

My freedom is confined 

by the limits within my mind.

I need to let go of the restrictions

that I have created to constrict.

But those who are confined

are too afraid to expand.

And that's just not me.

 

Whether I fail or succeed

it will be an experience to be freed.

The chimp tells me,

'You can't succeed!'

'You can't take risks!'

The human knows,

'I am unstoppable!'

'I am beautiful!'

'I am me!'

This poem is about: 
Me
Our world

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