I am the outcast,
I am the person judged because of my appearance,
I am held back from opportunities,
I am neglected and abused.
Who am I?
I am the women, who were force fed,
When they tried to stand up for their rights,
I am the women tortured and kept in institutions because men thought we were insane,
I am the women who were abused, victimized and killed because of our gender.
I am the women raped and ignored,
I am the women let down by the justice system,
I am the women followed, catcalled and bullied,
I am the women paid less.
I am the Jewish people victimized, raped, abused, tortured and killed,
I am the ones trapped in concentration camps,
I am the children killed in gas chambers,
I am the soldiers that died on the front lines fighting for freedom.
I am the blood split on the green lands,
I am the poor souls taught to fight and battle,
Only to die for a corrupt justice system and tyrannical government,
I am the broken, the lost and shunned people.
I am the black man lynched because of his skin colour,
I am the children forced to slave away in chimneys for money,
I am the children born into slavery,
I am the women lost and alone, after their children and husbands had been stripped away, taken by the slave traders.
I am the frail, the ill and sick,
I am the disabled, sneered upon because of my disabilities,
I am the girl in a wheelchair,
And the soldier with no legs.
I am the Indian child forced into slavery due to the caste system,
I am the Indian woman raped and murdered,
I am the man with dark skin,
Forced to beg for food, and money, because of his skin colour.
I am the man who loves another man,
A woman who married a woman,
A young mind willing to explore,
I am open and free, but shunned and killed by you.
I am the Native Americans stripped of their homes and culture,
Pushed into other lands,
By upper class, white men,
I am the other.
Who am I?
I am those you have deemed unworthy of equality.