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The Color of Labels


Feel Their Pain

As long as they are aliens,

As long as they are Illegals,

We can do anything to them without conscience.

We can rip their children away.

We can watch them die in the desert.

We can cage their children.

The Victim becomes the criminal.

Words like murderer, rapist, animal, infest, infiltrate, siege and breed,

Dehumanize them,

Dehumanize Us.

They are not seen as people,

Once they are seen as people,

Once we are seen as people,

We could be your children,

your sister,

your brother.

Once we are seen as people,

We may be able to earn your empathy.

Then, maybe, we can feel their pain.

© 2018 Raul Sierra Jr


FlourishAnyway from USA on June 21, 2018:

What is happening now is dark and evil. It is unimaginable that this is America. What have we become? I’m so disgusted at our president. Your poem is powerful and emotional. Keep writing.

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