This poem is inspired by Lovely Curses’ blog, http://lovelycurses.com/2016/02/01/black-poetry-writing-month-write-a-poem-that-ignites/

More than, less than

I hate the word Minority

it means less than.

It’s supposed to refer to our numbers

but how do we know

that it’s not the opposite of we can?

Categories in general

just set my teeth on edge.

There are too many of them around.

Into our hearts, it drives a wedge.

More than, less than

may we just equate

that we are all human beings

born of the human race?

Mankind is supposed to be superior

to all living things.

Sometimes I don’t see it, though,

’cause countless wars still persist,

their ends we’ll never know.

Pamela D. Beverly                            #BlaPoWriMo






2 response to "Minority"

  1. By: Nortina S. Posted: February 1, 2016

    Beautifully written, Pamela! I share your distaste for the word minority. We’re all human beings, so why must labels persist? We have dominion over the creatures of the earth, not over people who may be a different skin color or ethnic background.
    Thanks for joining #BlaPoWriMo! 🙂

    • By: relationspdbeverly Posted: February 1, 2016

      I’m not a poet by any stretch of the imagination so thank you for your compliment!

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