Looks Can Be Deceiving

by Dawordartist

Itís amazing that you can look at me and
Know everything about me
By my face you can tell that I am 
lacking knowledge
By my arms, you can tell that I will rob you 
If given the chance
By my stomach, you can tell that I have had 
Several children
My back shows you that I am on assistance and Receive food stamps
My legs tell you that I play basketball
Itís funny that you can tell all of this about Me just by looking at me
But if you would take a moment to get to know
A little about me, you would find that not only Am I intelligent, 
I could very well be considered a genius compared to you
I donít have to rob and steal from someone who Has less than me
Outward appearances do not always indicate
Someoneís worth or trustworthiness for that
Donít be deceived by my pigment because
The only thing it should tell you is that I have
Come from a family with a long line of Survivors, inventors, 
and incredibly driven People and 
Most likely some of that has been passed on
So donít ASSume that since Iím black, 
I must love watermelon or since Iím black, 
I donít Know what your seven syllable word means
But know this, at some point in your life 
You will come across a brother or a sister of mine 
Who holds the
Key to something you hold dear-
Whether it be a loan r a job position-
Then weíll see if you will still
Be deceived

Looks Can Be Deceiving by Dawordartist

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