Man in a long black coat

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about small minded people, people who only see a sterotype and do not like anyone or anything that does not conform to their small town views.

Small town, where nothing changes no one stands out everyone conforms to what their parents did. Every one would fit wonderfuly into the "Stepford Wives".........

Also a plea for tolerance for people who are different in apparence or the way they dress.

Look closer SEE ME !

Ps before anyone else notices yes I did nick the title from a Bob Dylan song :)

Submitted: January 29, 2008

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Man in the long black coat
 
Why do you stare at me ?
Am I from another planet ?
Do my clothes offend you ?
Do I have six heads ?
 
Do I stand out from the crowd ?
Do I not conform to your views
Do I look threatening to you ?
Do I offend you ?
 
I’m not going to change
I’m not going to conform
I’m not going to dress like you
I’m not going to look like you
 
Black shirt black trousers
Black dress jacket
Black hat long black coat
Black and white shoes
 
Is that scary to you ?
The man in the long black coat
Does that unsettle you ?
A man in a long black coat
 
Can you see the person ?
All you see are the clothes
Can you see WHO I am ?
All you see is WHAT I am
 
Black shirt black trousers
Black dress jacket
Black hat long black coat
Black and white shoes
 
Why can’t you see me ?
Instead you stand and stare
Hide behind you hands
And whisper when I pass
 
Do I not have feelings ?
Can I not be hurt ?
Do I not bleed like you ?
Can I not be offended ?
You cower away when I stare back
You wonder why I glare at you
You say I’m a thug
You say I’m aggressive
 
Black shirt black trousers
Black dress jacket
Black hat long black coat
Black and white shoes
 
You say I’m no better than I should be
You say I’m a misspent youth
You say a bad influence
You say I must be disturbed
 
Who else would dress in black ?
Pale as a ghost
Six feet tall
With a funeral to attend
 
You should look at yourselves
See what you are
Look in your narrow minds
See how small your world is
 
Black shirt black trousers
Black dress jacket
Black hat long black coat
Black and white shoes
 
Small town minds congregate
Small town minds persecute
Small town minds gossip
Small town minds shrink
 
Look at ME !
I’m human
See ME !
A man in a long black coat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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