Recognizing Race

I am not color blind

I recognize your race

As well as you see mine

In white upon my face


Flagrant ethnicity

Impossible to hide

A brand for all to see

That should be worn with pride


And though I see your hue

My heart remains still free

No judgement made of you

I have brought here with me


Good not found in skin tone

Nor evil in the eyes

Good runs deep in the bone

Where prejudice must die


I know that my pale clan

Has slept for way too long

Please see me as a man

Not as the unjust throng


And I will do the same

Seeing you for just you

Hold you without blame

For what others may do


With mutual respect

As one man to another

I hope my life reflects

Love for every brother


18 Responses to “Recognizing Race”
  1. Amen and amen! I wish we could impress upon our fellow man your significant words!

  2. beth says:

    beautiful and wish everyone embraced this

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful! Precious words you’ve written my dear friend! Thoughts like yours should be prevalent in all minds. There is but one race, the Human Race and people are either good or bad, and the good ones are not equal to the bad one, that’s the only measure. Great post!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Every single person on the planet needs to read this! Beautiful!!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Eloquently put, Brad. Mutual respect and seeing other as equals have to be the attitude.

  6. Athira says:

    A message to this world

  7. jiayali says:

    Good poem Brad nicely arranged…

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