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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The color of my blood


The shape of my eyes,
the sound of my voice,
the shade of my skin,
my sexuality.
The color of my blood
the same 
as yours.
If you saw the light in my eyes,
if you saw my mother's tears,
if you felt her fears,
grief engraved on her skin.
Would you have yanked me
like a weed from the
garden of life,
Would you have shattered
me in pieces
 leaving me
to bleed out in the dark.
Ideologies differ,
dreams unalike,
my diversity
makes me
unique,
beautiful,
majestic,
a beacon in the fiber
of humanity.
The shape of my eyes,
the sound of my voice,
the shade of my skin,
my sexuality.
The color of my blood
same as yours.


This poem is dedicated to all the victims and survivors of Orlando           <3 br="">

27 comments:

  1. Oh, Ayala. Beautiful. Every single word. xo

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  2. This is a lovely share Ayala. Hope you are well.

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  3. This gave me the chills. What if we could only see our alikeness!

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  4. Same indeed. Sad so many want to see others bleed. Be better if everyone focused on likeness maybe.

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  5. I cried reading this . Lovely
    http://inthebothv.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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  6. We are all alike -- it's a promise I've held onto since I was a little kid. Read it in a book and believed it. Beautiful poem that helps reaffirm that truth. Beautiful and sad.

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  7. We are the same in our sameness! A wonderful thought for which we strive!

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  8. Great thought provoking poem. Yes we are all the same when we are broken down to the basic level.

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  9. We are all unique, but with the same basic needs and desires. Why should some be made to bleed? This is sad on so many levels. Wishing you peace...

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  10. This is so true, both different yet the same... Wonderful.

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    1. I truly enjoyed a reread... wonderful

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  11. So much truth in this. Indeed, we are the same.

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  12. That need to belong, the fear of everything different and unwelcoming, the lopsided social tapestry.. how I wish we could fix our lives, our minds. Beautifully written.

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  13. exactly...when will they understand that?...sigh...a beautiful poem Ayala...

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  14. Yes. Truth and beauty in these words. We are much more alike than we are different and diversity is wonderful. I don't understand why some folks don't celebrate it.

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  15. What a dignified and powerful poem - we all deserve to live a life free from injustice and unnecessary pain

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  16. Yes, this is true. All blood is colored the same; and diversity should be celebrated!

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  17. This made me cry....there is such wisdom and passion and oh so much love in these simple words....'the same as yours'. if we could all but understand this!

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  18. Very visceral, very true ... a worldly-wise piece, wonderfully rendered

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  19. Humanity has taken bestiality to the limits by judging others by the colour of their skin. I am wrong of course for I am denigrating all other living things. It seem that irrational hate in inherent in some form in humans alone.

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  20. When will people realize that diversity is necessary for all of life to continue? Like your poem, its meditative feel, and most of all its message,

    Elizabeth

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  21. How one cry for them for we are one of a kind. It is just some weirdos that make things difficult!

    Hank

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  22. Really lovely--your piece is tender and sweet--

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  23. Well said – and how sad that there is so much need to say it.

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  24. I like how you express this. If we only saw our commonalites, our red blood, and appreciated all the unique ways in which life lives, what a world this could be. Great write Ayala. Nice to visit you again.

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  25. Ayala, would you please email me at wildwoman2@shaw.ca ? I have a question.....thanks, kiddo.

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