"Half Breed"

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 14:16 -- Zanies

     My heritage is mixed like the color of my skin

I'm too black for the whites

Too white for the blacks

But, my color is not who I am

The beauty standard of those who lingar inbetween 

is not one I strive to meet

     I resent those who speak rude words and slurs

for the word in which they call me

"Half breed" I am deemed

on a fence and not allowed on either side

Not black enough for this

Not white enough for that

where is my place in this divided world if I am made of both sides?

This poem is about: 
My country
Our world


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