Aug. 31, 2014

SHADE

WHAT DOES THE COLOR OF MY SKIN SAY ABOUT ME? WILL I FOREVER BE JUDGED BY THE MIRROR AND THE REFLECTION THAT MY PEERS AND MOST OF MY ELDERS ARE DESTINED TO SEE? WHAT DOES YOUR JUDGEMENT SAY ABOUT YOU? SHOULD YOU BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE YOU ARE A LIGHTER SHADE OF YELLOW, AND I, A DARKER SHADE OF BLUE? WHO GAVE YOU THE THRONE AND I, THE RAGS?  IGNORANCE IS CONTAGIOUS AND ARROGANCE MAKES YOU LOOK, JUST AS BAD. WHY WEAR YOUR COLOR AS A MASK TO SHEILD YOUR INNER INSECURITIES? ALTHOUGH I CAN IDENTIFY EACH ONE OF THEM. YOU SECRETLY FEAR ONE DAY I WILL SIT ON YOUR THRONE AND YOU WILL WEAR MY RAGS. YOU SECRETLY FEAR ONE DAY I WILL OBTAIN THE KNOWLEDGE, THAT YOU ONLY WISH YOU HAD. YOUR IGNORANCE HAS TURNED WHITE AGAINST BLACK, YELLOW AGAINST GREEN, AND, ORANGE AGAINST PURPLE. THIS ENCOURAGED PINK TO TURN AGAINST BROWN AND BLUE AGAINST RED. WHEN WILL YOU  WAKE UP AND REALIZE THAT THIS WAR IS ONLY IN YOUR HEAD! I WONDER IF IT WAS EVER IN YOUR HEART? NO! BECAUSE YOU WERE TAUGHT TO SEPARATE. STEP BACK AND TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR TEACHERS'; THEY TRIED TO HOLD THE ENTIRE CLASS TOGETHER WHILE HE/SHE AND THE WORLD AROUND YOU ALL STEADILY FELL APART. AT SOME POINT IN TIME YOU EVEN QUESTIONED THEIR UNREALISTIC VIEWS. YET YOU CONFORMED WHEN THEY INSTRUCTED YOU TO DIVIDE YOURSELVES IN GROUPS OF TWOS. HOWEVER, OVER THE YEARS THESE GROUPS GREW.  IN 2014 EVERY ONE SEEMS TO BE STANDING ALONE. I AM SURPRISED THAT WE HAVE NOT STARTED TO HATE OURSELVES. EVERYONE HAS BECOME INDEPENDENT AND HAS GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO RELYING ON ONES SELF. "NO, I DON'T NEED HELP," WE CHANT PROUDLY KNOWING THAT WE ARE LYING TO OURSELF. WE ARE ONLY CHEATING, STEALING, AND, KILLING OURSELVES. WHO IS TO BLAME? WHEN WILL YOU TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF, BECAUSE IT'S WAY TO EASY TO BLAME EVERYONE ELSE.