What have I done?
Why do you tease me?
Why do you laugh at me?
Why do you target me?
Why do you harm me?
Why do you terrorise me?
Am I not the same as you?
Are we not both human?
Don’t you also want peace?
Don’t you also feel pain?
Don’t you also bleed and bruise in the same way?
Imagine being in my shoes for a few minutes?
How would you react?
Would you cry?
Would you hide?
Would you fight back?
Would you try to escape?
But how long can I continue this way?
How can you remove a label once it’s been added so publicly?
How can you remove the reputation once everybody believes it?
How do you move on from something you never were?
What choices do I have?
Stereotypes, prejudices, racism…it makes it so hard for you to see me as just me.
This label is so heavy!
All I want to do is remove it but it’s almost as if you don’t want to me to be any different.
Does it make your life easier to be able to group me with so many others?
Does it make your world feel light?
All I know is I feel trapped and I don’t know what to do.