Just a line or two you’ll see

To let you know that I am me

I’m not someone just like you

You may sing this like me too


You see I can’t help but find

The things that make me defined

By those around who make me up

And pour me into a melting cup


We claim that our differences make

For each of us a lovely cake

A sweetened little confectionary

Not quite correct or dietary


Because we are all of different crumbs

Our lives add up from altered sums

We do the best we can to live

Which requires a lot of take and give


So I am one and you are too

Every day we start as something new

And we must know and so allow

Our separate lives all times somehow


Not to judge or make obscene

Slurs upon any human being

Just because of what you thought

Just because of what you were taught


I am different you can surely see

You are you and I am me

I shouldn’t have to change myself

So you can ease your cluttered shelf


Draw instead upon your inner mind

That is where the truth you’ll find

The truth about us human souls

That have as life our common goals


It’s not to lie or discriminate

To find the things that we hate

It’s not to find what we are not

And condemn other’s souls to rot


Let my life be mine for me

And I will do the same you’ll see

Let me be as I work my life out

We’ll be happier with no doubt


Barbara Blackcinder


About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a need for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and mine when you read those from me.
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5 Responses to Configurations

  1. mary says:

    I love this piece! It shows confidence in yourself and a calm determination to express your human rights! Bravo!

  2. Well done, Barbara. I love this line: “I shouldn’t have to change myself So you can ease your cluttered shelf”.

    You said it 🙂

  3. Sharing this one on social media…

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