I am black. I am white. So What?

images

I am you.

I am black.  I am white.

I am Muslim.

So what?

I am ugly.  I am tall. I am dumb.  I am old.  I am fat. I am young.

So what?

I am Republican. I am rich. I am cold. I am deaf. I am afraid. I am tired.

I am weird.  I am disabled. I am scared. I am pale. I am happy. I am lonely.

So what?

I have stolen.  I have lied.  I have lived.  I have died.  I have hungered. I have lusted.  I have bullied.  I have inhaled. I have listened.

I have lingered too long.  I have left too soon. I have bragged. I have cheated. I have hidden. I have longed. I have loved. I have lost. I have cried. I have laughed. I have used. I have learned. I have smiled.

So what?

I am black.  I am white.

I am muslim.

I am human.

I am not words.

I am not actions.

I am love.

I am you.

 

 

For Neda.

 

 

Advertisements

Author: Beth Mund

I cherish my husband, our three children, and dog, Bella. Crafting stories and heart felt writing had led to numerous essays published in Elephant Journal and Grown and Flown online magazines, as well as The Walker Within, an anthology. My blog, Alternative Perspective, is about spreading goodness one word, one post at a time. I am excited for the upcoming publication of my co-authored book, Sacred Letters. Learn more about me and our wonderful book at creatingabundanceproject.com. I have an M.S. in Psychology, and have enjoyed many years of mentoring adolescents and young adults at an overnight camp. We must find a way to love unconditionally and parent consciously, everything else is just background noise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s