A Beautiful Soul in Poetry

My daughter is going to grow up to be a beautiful woman, inside and out. I cannot tell you how proud she makes me on a daily basis. Is she the perfect child? Ha! That’s a laugh. Am I the perfect mom? Ugh. You’ve got to be kidding me! Even though neither of us is the best of the best of the best of the best ever (did I lose ya?), we share a common bond of love that gently squeezes my heart.

Here’s a poem that my daughter wrote for school.

Blinded


not yet learned to see.

to break this lock

you must find

the key.

White boy, Black man

no difference

here.

White boy blind 

is to

Black man

dear.

Sometimes

one can not

understand.

Until one looks

with different 

eyes.

This world

is

deep-down

full of

lies.

We are blind

to the world’s deceit.

Our

appearances

and

heritages

make you

no different

than me.

Many fall to the lie.

That if you

are different

than I.

That one of us

does not belong.

That one of us

is just plain wrong.

But this lie

holds not one bit

of truth.

For I am to you

as

you are to me.

Friends,

just as people should be.

Now

as thy eyes are opened

to pure truth.

Go and share with the world’s youth.

*Amazing grace!

How sweet the sound

that saved a wretch

like me.

I

once was lost

but now

I’m found;

Was blind,

but now

I SEE!

*this last part was taken from a song called “Amazing Grace” by John Newton


2015 Copyright Kassandra

 


15 thoughts on “A Beautiful Soul in Poetry

    1. Thank you for sharing that. It’s so difficult to see the hate poured out into the world, the way we seem to so easily and sometimes willfully misinterpret each other to the point of division and pain. 😦 I am hoping to always spread the light in the darkness. This girl of mine just gives me lovely reminders at the most needed times. ❤ I hope the rest of your day is full of beauty and compassion!

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