Who Is Important?







Are you important?

Are they important?

Am I important?

Am I?

Define important.

Define importance.

Don’t rely on Merriam.

Don’t rely on Oxford.

That’s why you’re mistaken–

You think they know all.


Are looks important?

Are colors important?

My looks can’t stand the mirror;

My skin is brown–

I am in Hawai’i–

I cannot avoid the sun.

But it does not mean

I am blind

To see what is done.

Prejudice

Is a blind spot,

Men can’t simply overcome.

Rephrase,

rephrase,

What is important?

A. Lives

B. Respect

C. Equality

D. Empathy

E. All of the above.


Indignity is a crime against humanity;

It’s an insult to civility.






About AinaBalagtashttp://www.ainabalagtas.comI am an essayist, a news writer, a poet, a big fan of language and words; an ardent lover of imagination-- I am but a writer.

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