We look different

autumn

We all have labels. True.
We tag ourselves; others tag us.
Misfits among perfection.
Should labels or tags define us?

The colour of one’s skin is compared.
Fair or dark complexions are judged.
Look beyond colour, look deeper inside.
One’s true colour is beneath the skin.

A beautiful face, a homey one.
Drawn to beauty, the other overlooked.
At first sight can be deceived; or not.
Internal beauty is felt not seen.

Don’t be in haste to judge.
An open mind, free of prejudice.
We are not perfect, look beyond.
Night and day; we look different.

By C.E. Pereira
(21-2-2017)

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Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

6 thoughts on “We look different”

  1. It’s always the list, to which we are enrolled, that defines us, that preludes our identity. It’s the law of practical world. But it’s a mature mind who breaks that stereotype and takes you as who you are, inspite of being aware of the type of list from which you are.
    Night and day we are different, we are unique, just look beyond. A good read 😀

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