Miranda is a lover and writer of science fiction, short stories, and poetry.
The Unbreakable Bond
The world was never ready for us
Never ready for our births, our love
The wind caught us flying free
Jealous minds set out to plead against us
Plead us to hate, mistreat, and mistrust each other
The world wasn't ready for our bond
They tore us down and killed us
Before they did, they mislead us
Tricked us, conspired against us, and misguided us
They turned us against one another
Convincing us both that other lives were better with strife
That we were better living apart
They never wanted us to kiss
to touch, to love one another
They never wanted us to know what we had in common
Our brown and dark skin provoked a devious
Devious cutting, undermining blow
A blow that dug deep into our minds
Into our hearts
Man, woman, kissing, brown dark skin
Anguish, jealousy, self hating, bigotry
Separating us, putting distance between us
Telling us we can't love each other, but someone else
Different, it's better they say,
Love some one else, but not each other
No not you brownies
Love somebody else
They can't look like you
The world wasn't ready for our unbreakable bond
Yes our bond will become unbreakable
Yes say it again
They weren't ready for us
But we were never ready for ourselves either
The Unbreakable bond
© 2020 Miranda Blanks
Miranda Blanks (author) from New York, New York on January 31, 2020:
Thank you. Yes, I wanted to capture the feelings and thought people experience as they go through this. It's very sad.
Rosina S Khan on January 31, 2020:
This poem exposes the harsh reality of life. It is people around us who stop us from loving the one we love and create an unbreakable bond. As your poem illustrates it even creates distrust with your loved one. A pure tragedy. Very insightful and well-written.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 21, 2020:
This is a great write.
I think you are right saying the world was not ready for us.
In my little area of the world it is still looked upon poorly. Especially people claiming one should think about the children...that it wouldn't be fair to them.
People seem to have thoughts and opinions on everything one does in life...I try not to listen too hard and enjoy my life for myself.
No one else can live in my shoes.
Miranda Blanks (author) from New York, New York on January 21, 2020:
Yes. I agree. It's sad the state the world is in today. Thank you for reading my poem.
Lorna Lamon on January 21, 2020:
I think racism is often used as an excuse for jealousy and bigotry. It's a sad world where people cannot love freely. This is an excellent poem Miranda and one that lots of people can relate to. Thought provoking and beautifully written.