Stigmatized

 Stigmatized!

Through everyone’s eyes,

Even mine.

Torn!

I’m black and I’m shamed,

By you, by me, by everyone you see.

Unless I survive,

Higher than life,

I’m nothing,

Less than nothing.

You can’t understand how I feel.

I love you,

I don’t love you.

Hurt I would be if I even conceived,

The idea!

What’s the idea between us?

A little sex between us,

That’s all.

It couldn’t be much more.

Stigmatized!

For my life.

How will I ever

Rise,

Rise,

Rise,

To the occasion.

What is the occasion?

It’s always the same,

Black,

Girl,

Whore,

Nigger,

In a white world.

That’s not how I feel!

I’m not so cynical…

But I cannot resist these feelings around me

Love healing hearts,

Shirah Chante

Listen to the “Stigmatized” poetry podcast.

or Listen on iTunes to Stigmatized episode of Relationship Rock. Building Relationships That Last!

Plus watch video: “What do you do when not in a relationship?”

 

 

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