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Pureness

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Pureness

Dear baby girl

 

I look at you

And I see pureness

 

Maybe that is why I love you so much

 

I love you in this world

Because you are the pureness we need

 

You are half Caucasian

You are half Indian

 

When you look into the mirror

You are looking at the new dress mom bought

And the way it flows when you spin around

 

You are in kindergarten

You are almost six years’ old

 

When you walk into class

You are friends with everyone

 

Everyone

 

Because you have not been exposed

You have not been exposed to the world

That teaches you to rid yourself of pureness

 

All of a sudden you will grow up

And you will look into the mirror

And only focus on your skin color

 

Part of this world has taught you to only focus on your skin color

You never understood how that made a difference in your life

Until part of the world made you think it should

 

You are white

You can see it now

You can see the stares that your family is given

When walking in public with you

 

Why are they even staring?

 

All of a sudden you will grow up

And you will see the segregation in class

You will see it in the way your teachers act

You will see it in the way others make friends

 

You will see it

 

So

Dear baby girl

I never wish a day upon you

In which you see those situations transpire

 

I will fight for you

Baby girl

I will fight for those treated with injustice

 

Because the way my spirit is crushed

Every time I hear what is happening

On the news

Over social media

From my very own best friends

Should not be a feeling anyone should have

 

Because while only my spirit is crushed

There are people that are facing

A movement to solely crush them

 

Not their spirits

But their entire lives

 

So

Dear baby girl

Remember that actions speak louder than words

And that staying silent is siding with the oppressor

 

Go through life and bring good with you

And to the people around you

 

~Shoutout to Lilly Stribling for being a great editor~

 

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