Read Poem: Do You See Me?, by Poet4God

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Do you see me?
Or the color of my skin?
Can you see what I could be?
Or just see me as the word that starts with the letter N?

Do you see me as a gentleman?
A man that will hold the door open?
Proving that chivalry isn’t dead I’m hoping
Or do you see me as a threat because the system is broken?

Do you see me or the clothes that I wear?
How about the way I style my hair?
You pass judgement on me and call it an opinion
Is that because all you see is someone that fits the description?

I find it real funny
When you call me a monkey
But if you say man started this way
Then I ask you this question humbly
Wouldn’t that make you one of me?

Do you see me?
Or do you see a stereotype?
Walking on…

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