Do Not Label Me

A splendid piece of writing!

soulgifts - Telling Tales

do not label

I may be

Black or white or yellow

Or any shades between

Do not label me

*

I may be

Hetero or metro or gay

Or any shades between

Do not label me

do not label 2

I  may be

young or old or adult

or any shades between

Do not label me

*

I may be

Muslim or Christian or Agnostic

or any shades between

Do not label me

do not label 3

I may be

many shades of differentness

Underneath that label

whatever it may be

I am just like you

and you and you

*

Labels tend to

stick and stay

And leave a sticky mess

so

 hard

to remove

do not label 1

So best

not to

 label me  at all

Just call me

by

my

name

*

and add an

adjective or two

if there be a need

to describe

something

more

that

paints a picture

of my

essence

do not label 4

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I met a man the other day …

No Talent For Certainty

I met a man the other day
Who still believes in freedom;
Who thinks to live and worship, folks
Should do as they deem best

He had his own beliefs, I know,
But didn’t think it treason
That others disagree, and walk
Upon a different path

He didn’t fear that they’d corrupt
His children with their teaching;
This freedom thus extending to
His progeny as well

The oddest thing of all, was his
Respecting strange traditions
That were not his, and wouldn’t be
As though these weren’t a threat

I offered him the bread of lies
That he could eat in comfort
To realize the evil that
All other thoughts entail

He turned it down, and said to me
Political awareness:
I know that food, it’s baked within
Oven Dishonesty

The hardest lies for us to pass
Are those of many people.
Especially, when we like them,
And we want…

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