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Race Me (Wesley Yates-West Monroe-LA)

If I could wake up 
To a world full of love 
Life would be breezy 
Easy 
Smiles 
Hugs 
Yet the color of my skin
White 
Many think I'm their enemy 
It hurts me 
I know love from the inside 
What's white isn't always right
Why am I blamed for the past?
I wasn't in that cast 
I wish people wouldn't race me
Make me feel inhuman 
Just a pieced shell of skin
I'm more than that 

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