Not by my past which has helped to mold me
Not by my parents whom were there to scold me
Not by my looks, they tend to deceive
Not by my financial stature as money doesn't define me
Look past my color so beautiful and brown
Look past my ancestral features, from royalty I was born
Look past my failures I will be a success
Look past the immediate to glimpse my true self
My soul, my depth, my strength, my inner beauty
My intellectual mind, my ingenuity
All these things you never see, for you take one glance and proceed to judge me
Judge Me Not!
In Having My Say, author Safronia Banks has devised her universal poetic selections to richly define religion, passion, sorrow, strength, and bitter reality.