1.09.2012

What Bothers Me

Something that really bothers me are prejudice people. We see them everywhere. They are all around us. That girl that just scoffed at another girl's outfit in the mall just because she thinks her own is better. A man that assumes a black man is going to steal something from his store just because he dislikes black people. Thinking just because someone looks poor that they are poor. Or that if somebody has extravagant cars and clothes that they are apt to act snobbish. 
Every person has judged another person at least once in their life. And probably unfairly too. (I know I have.)
And another big thing. Racism. Why dislike someone just because they are different from you? It just doesn't make sense to me. I hope that someday, everyone will treat others equally; no matter what race, religion, color or status. We're all worth the same in Gods eyes. So why can't we see that way through ours?  The poem by Shel Silverstein illustrates my feelings quite precisely. 


~No Difference~
Small as a peanut,
Big as a giant,
We're all the same size
When we turn off the light.

Rich as a sultan,
Poor as a mite,
We're all worth the same
When we turn off the light.

Red, black or orange,
Yellow or white,
We all look the same
When we turn off the light.

So maybe the way
To make everything right
Is for God to just reach out
And turn off the light.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm...love the poem! may I re~post it on my blog? God Bless!

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