Are You Not My Brother?

The poem’s words say it all…..

commonsensiblyspeaking



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How is it the color of one’s skin

Somehow defines what is held within

Or the different shape of someone’s eyes

Speaks to all that is found inside

~~~

How does a certain ancestry

A derivative of past history

Determine the worth of mortal soul

And relegate them to a given role

~~~

How does the God they reflect

Not earn the same kind of respect

That we demand for our own

When who is right remains unknown

~~~

How does their place of birth

Determine their only worth

This thing they did not choose

Insignificant and nothing proves

~~~

How does their cultural difference

Portray any truth by inference

How do their beloved traditions

Delineate the human condition

~~~

How does an odd sounding name

Saddle them with random blame

A long and proud family lineage

Is nothing we should disparage

~~~

How does the accent we hear

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