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We’re All Pink!
by Bonnie May

Thursday, May 15, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Underneath the skin, we are all alike. I volunteered at Vet Hospital in Denver. White and Black lying side by side in the burn unit with their burns opened and oozing from their burned pink skin underneath.


 

We’re All Pink!
 
How do you tell your grandchild how hard her life would be?
In a mixed marriage when color is something she can’t see.
She doesn’t understand how the world could be so cruel.
She doesn’t understand bigotry; she knows nothing of the rule.
 
I must admit, I also thought that prejudice didn’t exist anymore.
Until that day I was with a black friend and walked into a store.
Don’t people realize that you know they’re glaring at you?
Don’t they care they hurt your feelings, damage some souls too?
 
Is this what all the minorities feel when they’re out and about?
The pain they feel would be unbearable, like a case of the gout.
The skin is only the covering for the precious things inside.
For it covers the heart of man, covers their soul and their pride.
 
To be judged on what you look like, should be a mortal sin.
By hurting one of God’s children, by not letting them in.
No one is better, just because he has a different color of skin.
No one should be judged on being heavy or being thin.
 
I know the God I pray to, wouldn’t condone these thoughts.
We came so far in this regard; it’s why wars were fought.
What made the person judging; think he’s better than the rest?
What makes him think he has a right to judge who is the best?
 
Prejudice is a horrible thing, especially when it takes hold.
It seems to give men power, it seems to make them bold.
Love and understanding are the answers, they could be a link.
To help people understand that skin is only skin, and underneath,
We’re all pink!
 
Written by,
Bonnie May
 
 

 

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Reviewed by John Leko 5/16/2008
...the validity of your find poetry here...truth. The problems lies...within those...who still find...'shades of pink'...within a box of only pink. You are so right Bonnie and this is an excellent write.
John
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/16/2008
Oh, my dear sweet Bonnie...how MANY truths you write for most of us! Your poem speaks loudly for the love in our country, over-riding the intolerance we hear about; would that this love spread widely into peoples hearts! Excelent!!!
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/16/2008
In Nam...latinos, blacks, orientals and caucasians, all bleed red blood, all were brothers.
If we could beat tuberculose why can't we beat bigotry?

Georg
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/16/2008
Bonnie you are a precious soul, and I thank you for sharing this splendid poem! I totally agree!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/15/2008
well written--
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/15/2008
We may be different colors on the outside, but inside, our blood is still the same: RED. EXCELLENT message in this powerful piece; brava! I know I can take some lessons from this too; have some issues with people who are Latino (not because of skin color, but the language barriers I face every day!!)!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/15/2008
Having a racially diverse family...this poem hit close to home. I wish that everyone agreed with you, but sadly, prejudism is NOT dead. I hope and pray that my children will someday live in a world where they aren't judged for the color of their skin. (And yes, I mean that for ALL of my children brown, tan, or peach colored... as Ed said... there is prejudism from blacks as well as whites and from every other color in between...)

Cryssa
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/15/2008
Lol. Yes we are all pink underneath and have the same blood types, the same 4 amino proteins that make up our dna. Profound and enlightening. Love your approach to people. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/15/2008
Excellent, Bonnie - when hurt, we all bleed red, too. :( Powerfully penned - this should be mandatory reading for all.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/15/2008
Well done, Bonnie. We can overcome almost everything but...ignorance.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/15/2008
mY GRANDDAUGHTER WHITNEY IS MIXED, BUT SHE IS GREAT IN SCHOOL, HAS MANY FRIENDS, WANTS TO BE IN THE MEDIA WHEN OUT OF COLLEGE, IS ONLY 13 AND is a darling. Makes lots of friends and does not need to be predudiced again. Let each think what they want. Until they experience it they won't understand. Great write. Love Lois
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/15/2008
Agree totally...I was in some very old southern town and the other half and I stopped for breakfast and walked into a very busy, so we thought very good food, diner...well it was all black and they even said we could get into trouble if we stayed, so we stayed and had a great breakfast and an even better time...couldn't believe that that happened in 2002...Ed & Rufuz



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