My Perspective of Brown

by LaPet

Little brown girl I am.
Struggling in this world.
Adversity at every turn.
For love and honesty I yearn.
Can it be that I was a mistake?
How much prejudice can one take?

I am influenced by other cultures.
Lead to believe that all of them are better.
Everyone is the same in God's eyes.
Though everyone still denies.

Long hard roads from beginning to end.
From all of the hurtful words I bend.
Not knowing who to consult in time of need.
All of my people seem to be concerned with lies and greed. 

Where is my rainbow, my emerald city?
It must have been lost with all of the other
beautiful qualities that my people were given. 

When in a new land all was forgotten and diminished.
Without the love of one another we continue living.
Little brown girl of so much innocence in a cruel world.
Through many hoops I am hurled. 

Forced to bow to faintless individuals who have no goals.
Only to be oppressed and find that my God given right
  to excel they seemingly hold.
Time hs passed this should be no more.
There must be a way to even the score.

My Perspective of Brown by LaPet

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