Jul 24
poem challenge: I am ...

I am

I feel like a little bird,
Trapped in a small cage,
Trapped by society's gaze,
Trapped by my own race,
I am not a bird,

I feel like a tree,
Reaching for the sun,
Reaching for a chance,
Reaching as high as I can,
I am not a tree,

I feel like a flower,
Getting picked on by people who run,
Getting picked on by everything's glare,
Getting picked on by how I look,
I am not a flower,

I feel like everything that I am not,
I am treated as everything other than a human being,
For my race makes it as though I am undeserving of being treated as a human,
Our lives matter,
My life matters,
I am a human,
I am a person of color.