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My Skin Does Not Define Me

My skin does not define me
It is the house in which I must reside
My perceptions of the world are formed
As I look out the windows that are my eyes

My skin does not define me
It was not with forethought derived
As I travel on life’s great journey
It’s the vessel that carries me inside

My skin does not define me
Though others may see it as such
Through troubles and trials and failures
It holds and protects me from much

My skin does not define me
Come take a look and you will see
Love of a father, the compassion of a friend a life that matters
There’s so much more that defines me

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This poem is written to enlighten and inspire those who judge others by the color of their skin or the origin of their race

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Written on June 11, 2004

Submitted by kthomas6772 on June 16, 2021

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