Not holding a grudge because of your ancestry
No mad because I may have to work extra hard to not get a felony.
Don’t allow the derogatory words to have an impact on my view,
the way I see things and the functions I get into.
I greet you in peace,
Even if you dislike me.
That’s strength in its own
Also my reality
that’s painted in the poem!
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