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RSEvans
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0 posted 03-08-2000 04:27 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

Branded by my hairstyle
Or the method of my dress,
Labeled for my wry smile
Or for sins I may confess,
You can't deny you judge me
For the color of my skin.
Nor can you just ignore me
Or my pleadings from within.
You leave my soul in limbo
Swaying with the breeze,
And push my heart akimbo
To bring me to my knees.
Did you ever really know me?
I don't believe you did
For every time I searched for you
You only ran and hid.
What a shame you couldn't see me
For what I have inside.
What a shame you couldn't judge me
For the things I did with pride.
I guess I'll never know you
Just as you will not know me
All because our differences
Were all that we could see.


 Knowlege tempered by wisdom...Wisdom tamed by youth.
© Copyright 2000 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 03-08-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This has so much truth to it....Unfortunately, we overlook many just because of what we see....
That's why I love the internet so much - gives me a chance to know my friends inside, before the out.  For most, the beauty IS underneath their skin. That's the part that never fades away...BRAVO!  So glad to see you back - hope you're settled in? I've done away with my ICQ, so you'll have to email me sometime, ok?  Keep in touch....Love, sis
Meadowmuse
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2 posted 03-08-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Ah, our "differences"... ("us" being "all" of us) How true, dear poet, how true.

You've written this piece with such veracity that it makes me cringe, and then smile at your gift, of course. Wonderful perception.  
Martie
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3 posted 03-08-2000 04:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I try judge from what's inside, but tis very hard to do...we are visual people and many times we judge with just our eyes and not our hearts.  Great poem! Nice to see you posting again.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 03-08-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Anyone who would judge you for these things is not worth knowing! Good poem!
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5 posted 03-08-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Sadly, the differences very often are all that we can see. I will never understand why people can't-or won't-look past the surface. Well said.

Elizabeth

 "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
-The Crucible

Denise
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6 posted 03-08-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome back Rob! I missed you! Excellent poem! This really touched me!

Denise
RSEvans
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7 posted 03-09-2000 06:28 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

pFF:  Missed ya sis!
Meadowmuse, Martie, Pdv, Elizabeth:  Thanks all
dsnyder:  missed you guys too.  glad to be back.
Michael
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8 posted 03-09-2000 07:52 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I can relate to this well, Robert.  Some deep truths to this poem.  Glad to see you posting again, you have been missed.


Michael
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9 posted 03-09-2000 09:31 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

long time no see   was just wondering about you the other day....glad you are back...and great writing...this is powerful
RSEvans
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10 posted 03-09-2000 11:15 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Michael, Corazon:  Always feels like "coming home".  We are finally settled and I have whole new things to gripe about, so you can expect much in the way of agressive free form in the near future.
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