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    Mysty JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Why

    Bewildered, distraught
    caught in the fray
    how did it happen
    I thought with dismay.

    The eternal question
    "What did I do?"
    am awaiting an answer,
    "Did I hurt You?"

    The shame of it all
    that the color of skin
    determines your decision
    my soul is flavored in Sin.

    My heart cries out
    I'm feeling the blame
    knowing it's not my fault
    yet still there is still the shame.

    Because I am white
    because I am a woman
    because I am not black
    because I am not a man.


    Why?.....

    ©2007 Sandra Elizabeth Johnson


    Posted By Mysty | Sep 9, 2007
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    nomadicrhymer JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    haha Mysty...you had to go there (after our chat it's pretty funny and I'll always look at this piece differently) ...:rofl: This has a very nice rhythmic flow and makes you want to crawl into the writer's head to find out more...you kinda leave us hanging....why?

    Nomad
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    Mysty JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    lol I dunno : /


    Posted By Mysty | Sep 9, 2007
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    Jims Inn Jims Inn

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    hi mysty ... in the short while i've been a member here i've come to expect only the best from you ... and you haven't disappointed ...

    having the second name of elizabeth ... could you be the reincarnation of elizabeth browning?

    i'd have given this a perfect ten except for ...

    "yet still there is still the shame."

    one too many "still" in my opinion ... still its a brilliant piece ...

    jim.


    Posted By Jims Inn | Sep 19, 2007
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    Okay mysty, that was cute. Damn it's funny that regardless of what color your skin is, we all feel shame on someone eles's illegitimate hate of us based on skin. That is crazy! I've never heard a white person's experience of hatred. It's hurtful, huh? Girl I feel you. Although I have not been hated alot on my skin, or at least it haven't been brought to my attention, more than once, but I was in tenth grade when it did, and girl I remember it like yesterday. It's funny (ironic) that you say "my soul is flavored in sin", a few people I know really do feel that way about certain nationality's of people. I like the way you worded that. Magnificent! You Go Girl! Don't feel bad girl, it happens to best of us. Just keep it Movin' and don't waste too much of your valuable time trying to understand it, there is no answer! People are wierd and just think different. accept that and just pray for them!


    Posted By missc | Sep 21, 2007
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    Fabulous write Mysty and AMEN COMIKA!!!!!!

    PD :)
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    Mysty JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Dear Comika..... as you come to know me .... you will find ... I am an empath. I feel all peoples pain. So much has been done to all colors.... all in the name of freedom. Freedom from work, freedom from suppression, freedom from unwanted expectations. I cannot even watch the news very much anymore. It is all bad news..... and so much pain comes with that. This is why I try .... everyday I try to keep positive... and for the most part I succeed. You know almost any color can fit in there where I put white.... it is humanity .... what we do to each other in the name of humanity. It kills me. Anyways hon thanks for Reading....


    Hey PD Thanks for reading me too

    *hugs*

    Mysty


    Posted By Mysty | Sep 22, 2007
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    ok, i'm not one of the girls, but i'm a little confused as to exactly what information you are providing in the last stanza. i would venture my guesses but it wouldnt come out right.

    zaac


    Posted By zaac | Sep 22, 2007
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    Fantastic penning Mysty
    hugs kisses
    bear


    Posted By Bear | Sep 22, 2007
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    Mysty JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    lol Zaac..... you have not seen things from my side of the fence. I grew up a forces brat. My Dad was a medic in the Armed Forces. Then I grew up to marry a electrical technician in the airforce... And as a listed dependent..... well Women got and still get no respect. So basically I am saying don't hate me because I a white...... or woman.. that is all.

    *hugs*

    Hey Bear Thanks Hon : )

    *hugs*

    Mysty


    Posted By Mysty | Sep 25, 2007
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