Oh Brother...My Brother

by Poe_t

and taken apart.
As I
and see
my so called brother
behave so unbrotherly.
I stand
and unmoving
as high fives
pass over 
my six foot plus frame,
leaving my empty palm,
dap free
and disconnected
from the bond.
I stop 
and take notice
of  how 
the thirst for change
recognizes and glorifies
our differences.
I'm saddened
at how my brother
accepts stereotypes and demeanors
then chooses these
as his niche in life.
I'm baffled
and attempt to ignore
how are two sided coin
has changed
to heads or tails.
With cold, uncaring cruelty
realization strikes
as my fraternal mirror image
becomes totally unrecognizable.
I'm reduced to shame
as hate classifies
and groups our many flavors 
into the known word of ignorance.
Yet my brother
divides us
into many 
wandering nations.
I'm disturbed
at how silence
has become the answer
when my brother questions
his unknown keeper.
Oh brother, my brother
where are we headed?
And are we headed there 

Oh Brother...My Brother by Poe_t

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