Being Like You

Don’t judge me

By looking at my anatomy

There’s a lot more to me

than the eye can see

So don’t classify me

Simply by spotting the flaws on this face

Don’t fixate on my race

Don’t overthink on the ways of my heritage

Don’t look too long at the color of my skin

Why don’t you step closer and take a look within

Look a little beyond my esaphogus

And allow me to introduce

The being inside that resembles You

A soul much like yours

With hopes and dreams

So take a second glance


Not all is as it seems

So take a second to know me

For what is reality?

Only that the bare eye can see

– Juliet Rivor © November 2017


I wrote this before all the division taking place right now.

Stereotypes are just the awfulest thing in the world. We are what we chose to be. So don’t look at me and assume. Don’t look at him and deduce. And don’t look at her and infer…

Don’t look down at another race.

You ever seen an x-ray machine? Your insides look just like theirs.

We are all people.

One race. The human race. One family with the same purpose – survive.

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