Whats endowed behind our Shroud

Why is it we see "people of color"
instead of humans, and what lies within
Our covers are there to protect us,
not to be characterized by our skin

Yes, it is the first thing we see,
and for that it can be an impression
But it wont tell you what's in my heart,
or my name, or my current profession

Can it tell you my trials, tribulations, and thoughts
my hopes, or my dreams, or my friends that I've lost  
Can it tell you about my education or skills
Or give you a hint about my depression or thrills

I have faith, beliefs, and love of God, who is good !
Without a discourse, how can that be understood
Sometimes we rush to our own bigoted conclusions
While still perpetuating some old time illusions

Stop, and don't judge, by our visual make up
a conversation might mentally, wake up
the thoughts of a person, much to our chagrin
make a better impression, than composition of skin
Author's Note
Colossians 3:11
a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
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