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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.


not yet learned to see.

to break this lock

you must find

the key.

White boy, Black man

no difference


White boy blind 

is to

Black man



one can not


Until one looks

with different 


This world



full of


We are blind

to the world’s deceit.





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


you are to me.


just as people should be.


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.


once was lost

but now

I’m found;

Was blind,

but now


*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. Powerful and tender. Just what I needed to read after a morning session of stumbling upon a hate thread on Facebook. One candle lights the darkness! Keep on keeping on the two of you!

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    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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