I see you

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When you are not of the mainstream, for whatever reason you aren’t, more often than not you are met with incomprehension, with hostility and sometimes outright aggression. It would mark a great evolution in the world if this weren’t the case.

I see you there, as you see me

And I see your struggle as you try to categorise

                                                             To rationalise

To compartmentalise the box in which you want me to be.

 

I see, I do

As you are confronted with something new;

A thing outside your comfort zone.

I feel the rejection seep right out of you,

And the best I can hope for

                           Is that you choose to leave me alone…

 

I am difference, I am change, I did not ask to be this way.

You are stasis, you are the same, and you hate I am in your today.

I am, unwittingly, and unwanted, a mirror for your values.

You see me and make presumptions,

But out of woeful ignorance and justifications that aren’t true.

But you make them anyway

             And I am victim of your actions.

 

I see you, as you see me

Without ever really seeing

That I am human just like you;

And I see that you don’t like that

That you wish that wasn’t truth.

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