Monday, June 24, 2013

Black, White and Red

It feels like
My world has come
Unhinged
I am coming loose
Splitting seams
And flying paper reams
Cables crossing
A tangled
Mangled
Mess
Trying to understand
Why you have become
So cruel
What rule
Have I broken
When we haven't even spoken
When did I
Become so despised
I mean, honestly
We used to be friends
Or some variation
Of friendship
Until a few months ago
When you
Let go
Disappeared
I've tried not to care
But this feeling has been hanging
Dangling in the air
Above my head
Like a cloud
That won't go away
And in the past few days
Have I seen your true colors
In their shades of grey
No matter how black and white
You try to be
Being frum
Is no excuse for being rude
To me
Them
Or anyone
I will always respect
Someone who wants to grow
Don't you know
I try to do the same
We walk the same road
But maybe it's called another name
So please don't judge
Just because  I sin differently
Because honestly
We all bleed red
We'll end up dead
And I don't want our differences
To dig our graves

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