On The Outside Looking In

On The Outside Looking In

A Poem by Tasha
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For the World Of 500 Group.

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Everything seems different to the outside world
not knowing what people go through,
not having to hear the awful words
people call me

Looking through the window and all you see is
chaos
and people going crazy

You put me in a box,
and label me as one of them,
just because of the color of my skin...

Not everyone's the same!

But what if the tables were turned,
and you were the one inside,
while we were outside
judging you... before we even knew you

Calling you horrible names
just like you have done to us...

Why can't we look in a mirror
and see what our ancestors went through
and try not to be that reflection
in the mirror
because no one wants to live that way anymore

We can't let our hatred for each other
hinder us from reaching our dreams...

Why cant we put past thoughts and feelings
inside
while we sit outside and learn more about each other
before we classify them as a certain group

© 2011 Tasha


Author's Note

 Tasha
This is for the World Of 500 Group. The topic was racism and how it has or can affect me.

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I'm sorry that people judge you. I've always been 100% against racism and discrimination due to religion, sexual orientation, nationality, or skin color, so I hope people read this poem and realize...
It was a very good poem, very powerful and can make impact.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Another deeply heartfelt poem here.....like the sentiment...and yes, I agree, society would be much more inclusive if we took the time to put ourselves in others shoes....love it! thanks for sharing...:)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

very powerful wonderful job

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Judging someone based on how the look or what they believe is wrong. Unfortunately, humanity needs something to judge new people by, and wether purposefully or not, skin is one of the things we use.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

What a shame we still have this problem in our world today of something that may never go away...or any time soon. Another great write!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I completely understand what you mean. No one really knows how bad it really hurts someone and affects someone until they've experienced it themselves. "On the outside looking in", no one should have to go through these kinds of things but unfortunately it seems we all do in some point in our lives.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Written very well! Racism needs to be stopped, it shouldn't matter what color we are because we're created equal!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well written poem. I know most people can relate because of race, sex, sex, etc. Nice piece

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

so, i wish i could write poems like you, i'm just saying! i love how this one is so blunt and really offers a window into your world without directly making the reader feel like crap. i have to say that as a white girl i always feel really awkward in class every time we study slavery and such because the message always ends up making me feel guilty, and its not like i believe in slavery or anything, and its not my fault my great-great-great-grandpa thought it was cool to treat other humans like property. but your poem didnt invoke those feelings but instead reached across the barrier, yay (: i really liked it

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great poem about prejudism(prob misspelled) and racism. And Im sorry people judge you. I wish people would realize that God made everyone equal. Anyways, great poem!!!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like to believe that progress has been made on said topic, but I cannot see through your eyes. This is an outstanding poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted 11 Years Ago



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