Giving a Chance

I am walking into the sunshine with you,
Walking fast with short excited breaths,
Into the bright light so free and precious
It is a new beginning -- a new day,
Away from the shackles of gloom, injustice and misery!
But, you are not walking with me!
You are drifting away
I cannot see you in the bright light anymore
only a dark blob of suspicion!
Casting furtive glances of hatred and pity
Am I inferior?
Is my blood not red in color like yours?
Am I not your equal -- your friend
To walk beside you in this sunshine?
Why can't we exist and live peacefully happily,
Why is it so hard to understand
That, I am free today,
I am your equal and not your slave
To be ruled and ridiculed by you.
Give me a chance!
Give this new light a chance!

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