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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Death of Prejudice


The obituary of prejudice
written across pale skin,
a foul opinion slain
by enlightenment.
Body and mind free
from the bondage
of generational conceit
that one skin color
possesses superiority.
Peace flows through
souls now joined
and nirvana rises
from the broken
chains of hate.


©Susie Clevenger 2012
Image: Christophe Gilbert

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...it is a beautiful thing for those chains to be broken...if only they would stay and not just change targets....

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Susie, this is precisely the message I wanted to write, but I couldn't find the words today. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
K

Natalie said...

chain of hate....

powerful last line.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Brian, Kay, and Natalie. I can remember the day my school was desegregated..I was in the third grade. I didn't understand what it was all about. I just knew I had a whole new set of friends.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Nice....Nirvana rising. too bad there can't be a true celebration for the death of prejudice.

ayala said...

Beautiful poem !

Isabel Doyle said...

This is a fine poem Susie - I wish its truth was universally acknowledged.

Isabel x

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful piece, Susie!

Ginny Brannan said...

We've come a long way from where we once were. Nice capture, Susie.

Doctor FTSE said...

One of a very few to address the colour question. Well said.

Tumblewords: said...

Powerfully provocative piece!

Tumblewords: said...

Powerfully provocative piece!

rd said...

well placed points here...

"slain by enlightenment"
"generational conceit"

we have witnessed the joining of hands...only through acceptance will it remain

Peace

zongrik said...

i like how you see the peace in this picture

haunting suppleness

Linda said...

When your heart is loving and kind, the packaging does not matter. There is prejudice here in Canada, but never like it was in the U.S. I can only imagine the suffering. Thank you for sharing this, Susie.

kaykuala said...

A matured take and a brilliant write, Susie!

Hank

Trellissimo said...

Body and mind free
from the bondage
of generational conceit
that one skin color
possesses superiority.

Good to read this...

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful peace...