what does not belong?

what does not belong?

A Poem by Tinasha LaRayé
"

bullying....grrr

"

Something in this picture

Does not belong

 

It is not the gay boy in the back

With his head down

With wet rain resting on his cheek bone

 

It is not the girl with blue-eyed skin

With her wide grin

With pain so obvious on her lip & hips

 

It is not the black boy hiding

With his pride down

With shifting untrusting eyes of blank

 

It is not the best friend on the side

With her voice warm

With comfort, hugging thoughts of suicide gone

 

It is you

 

Your words and your hurt

Your stares and your quirk

~This confessional Snodgrass~

Your impressionable silent cast

 

Of hate

 

Something in this picture

Should be erased

Not his race or her face or his taste

 

But, rather, something in this heart

Replaced

With love…with grace

 

With adequate Christian space

to let go of this poisonous snake

and embrace the displaced, disgraced, debased

neighbor 

whose house is right next door to yours

in the picture

with the picket fence

and the gate is open

and the door is unlocked

and ready for change to knock

 

something in this picture

does not belong

 

remove yourself

or turn the knob

 

come on in

and be welcomed home,

my friend


© 2010 Tinasha LaRayé



Author's Note

Tinasha LaRayé
a revision...does it work?

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Woaaah...I'm in school, this scene is all too familiar to me. I like it. Not the topic; the poem. Good work.
Take care

Posted 4 Years Ago


I like your voice ~

Posted 6 Years Ago


Definately works-- I really like the message, it's very clear and understandable.
Words that need to be heard.

M

Posted 6 Years Ago


I think it works! Simply put but elegantly stated.

Posted 6 Years Ago


This is a lovely poem, I could see the picture and all its components as I read it and it was immense, thanks for sharing!

Posted 7 Years Ago


the last line, in my opinion does not connect with the preceding flow, otherwise I find this poem interesting.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Added on October 4, 2010
Last Updated on October 20, 2010
Tags: bully, suicide, pain, hatred, racism, sexism, bigotry

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Tinasha LaRayé
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