Oct 19
poem 0 comments challenge: Creature

Don't shoot

They see me as a terrifying creature
they look at my skin and they are afraid
because it is as black as the concrete
and because i look different,
so they shoot.

They see me as a terrifying creature
they look at my hijaab and they are afraid
because i am different,
i represent a religion that they are afraid of,
so they shoot.

They see me as a terrifying creature,
they look at me with my lover and they are afraid
because our love is a different kind of beautiful,
we are not what they are used to,
so they shoot.

but we are not terrifying creatures 
that live only on the news 
that warns you to stay away from us. 

we are different
this is true, 
but we are kind. 
we are people. 

so give us a chance. 

please don't shoot
 
About the Author: Nightheart
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion"- Albert Camus
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