Pride: dVerse Poet’s pub

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Our world

When we are born 
we are blessed if we have 
two arms and two legs, 
ten fingers and ten toes. 

When a baby is born  
missing one of the essential parts 
of what we consider normal 
Do we ridicule it? 
Do we say we no longer want it? 

For some this may be so 
but for those of us 
living in modern, civilized times 
we know better. 

When we are born  
we have white skin, brown skin or yellow skin 
we have skin in all shades and colors. 
We have eyes in all shades and colors. 

When a baby is born 
a different color than its siblings or parents 
a different shade of what you imagined 
is that a mark of deformity? 
Do we ridicule this baby for looking different? 
Do we say we no longer want it? 

For some this is so 
but for the ones who have compassion 
and love in their hearts 
they don’t see a shade different. 

When someone loves us 
Do we say it is bad to love? 
When someone looks up to us 
Do we say it is bad to admire? 

We may differ by actions 
but it is only actions  
that make one human 
different than another.  
Who are we to judge which is better?  

If we were sent to this world 
to hate 
to hurt 
to ridicule 
to ostracize 
we wouldn’t have a world here to be in.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Written for dVerse Poets pub: https://dversepoets.com/2020/06/16/dverse-poetics-on-pride/

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