Treasure Island

Marcquiese Burrell

(2/21/1987 / Baltimore, MD)

The Miseducation Of Life


Hatred from what is understood to be a product of fear
instead we choose to be ignorant rather than communicate, negotiate, acquaint ourselves and to think clearly in order to break down fear
we are trapped, slavery of the mind
I as a white man have no knowledge
nor do I understand why the black man (my cousin)
does what he does
I as a Black man have knowledge but
choose to ignore them blaming the white man (my cousin)
for the troubles I face in this world
I eat healthy but care nor do I think
of those in developing countries
struggling to stay alive and healthy as I
If all people are equal then I as a heterosexual person
shalt not dehumanize one who is homosexual
I prostitute as a means to feed and house myself
because it's hard for me to find and keep employment
I'm infected with HIV because i've either
shared needles with another, had unprotected sex
and chose to live promisciously or
it was passed down to me from birth
Not only I but others face problems here on earth
but as a human being i know of my worth
I will not allow feeble attempts to weaken my sense of self
My heart is greater than any riches or anyone of wealth

Submitted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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