I’m a Million Persons (response to Jesse Be. Simple)


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I’m a million persons.

I am Black.

It is the color of my roots,

my unknown family of the past.

It is the color my skin is portrayed to be,

but not the color of my heart.

The blacker the berry,

the sweeter the juice?

Well, I must be half sweet and half sour,

because I’m not BLACK,

I am a million persons.

 

 

I’m a million persons.

I am Brown.

The color of my skin is brown.

My eyes are brown.

Earth is brown.

I love Brown,

I am a million persons.

 

 

I’m a million persons.

I am Chinese.

I have Chinese blood in me.

I have Chinese eyes, they’re cute.

I am a million persons

 

 

I’m a million persons.

I am Irish.

I am Native American.

I am green and red.

 I have rainbow-colored roots.

I am a million persons.

 

 

I ‘m a million persons.

I am African,

filled with rhythm and knowledge.

I am American, filled with

selfishness and greed.

I am a million persons.

 

 

I’m a million persons.

I am ME.

I am a million persons.

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Tony Martello · ago
Powerful piece, Tiffany! I felt the multi connections to the rest of the world and others through your poem. Bravo! Check out my stories that made it into the finals and vote if you are interested in supporting me. They are: "Maize of Color" and "Green Springs" Thanks! Tony
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Manuela Guerra · ago
I really liked the images forming in my head as I read this. Thank you.
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Houda Belabd · ago
This poem is a cure for the soul! My vote, obviously...
Feel free to read this haiku of mine: https://short-edition.com/en/story/poetry/like-in-an-eden