Poem: Race n’ Gender

 

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Race n’ Gender

 By David Andre Davison

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Is a politician any less because he is black,

is she more if her skin is white?

Does our pigment or gender matter,

when someone is fighting for American rights?

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Why is it that we need special interest groups,

when “special” defends preference?

Shouldn’t we promote equal opportunities,

and when it is abused a rigorous defense?

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If my Congressional Representative is black,

does that mean they don’t represent Hispanics?

If my own state’s Senator is Caucasian,

will they use race to create some type of antics?

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There are still groups among us,

that represent one race over another.

In a land of democracy and equality,

shouldn’t everyone be treated as a brother?

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These issues never leave us,

like an elephant in the conference room.

Even when we try to ignore it,

there is a sense of impending doom.

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How do we handle gender and race,

in a country with so many open sores?

Do we simply look inwards,

or seek advice from beyond our shores?

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Maybe the answer lies in a different venue,

one that is not domestic but international.

In our relations with other countries,

ihe approach is more organized and rational.

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The Department of State handles relations,

with the other nations on the Earth.

America needs an evolution of Civil Rights,

a new beginning, a new birth.

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An agency that is part of the cabinet,

that fights for equality for all.

Isn’t that a main priority,

so our nation can again stand tall?

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Let’s put on our thinking caps,

and solve an issue that haunts.

We need to make positive changes,

not accuse each other with names and taunts

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#poetry #life #hate #prejudice #politics #race #sex

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