All I Have Been

I have been the battered woman and the abusive husband,

I have been the slave and the plantation owner,

I have been the starved and the obese,

I have been the free-loving hippie and the shellshocked Vietnam vet,

I have been a religious prohibitionist and a violent drunk,

I have made love and craved intimacy,

I have been the Queen of England and a lowly serf,

I have met my match and have only begun,

I have been day and night,

I have been sunlight and darkness,

I have been you, and he, and she,

I have been everything, because everyone is someone.

This poem is about: 
My country
Our world
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