Missed Opportunities

by Robert Marshall

You stare into a screen instead of glancing into my soul

You clinch onto your purse instead of seeking a hand to hold

I am human just like you and we are passengers in this life

Being misunderstood in this world cuts much deeper than a knife

The tattoos on my skin are an expression and not a threat

Reminding me of lessons that I would otherwise forget

Do not box me in but instead explore the essence of me

My outer shell does not define where I have been or who I can be

Ignore the internet and TV because they will lead your mind astray

Making you believe that I am otherwise of what I try to convey

So when you see me walking down the street do not pass

Stop, say hello, and smile because this life is over fast

Missed Opportunities by Robert Marshall

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