Skin rework - original by Doria Sanders

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a rework of a poem by Doria Sanders.
I wanted to see if I could tap into the essence and spirit of the poem while placing my own experiences within it.
Please read the original to support the work and writer that inspired this.
https://www.booksie.com/644220-skin

Do you see me by my colour or by my soul?
And of those souls you see, do you notice their colour at all?
Would you paint my skin red, for the sake of colour I was gifted?
Will they find you guilty if you do?
All eyes look towards beauty,
Yet theirs disregard mine as I walk by, 
A presumption of behaviour,
A lack of trust,
A threat,
Guilty as charged, before the terms could be set,
Weaponised flesh,
Ingrained,
Unimpressed,
All for the way I was born,
 

Skin,
They take the colour from my soul.


Submitted: May 24, 2021

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