Previously published by Long Story Short.
by: Rebecca Taylor
Do not try to determine my lifestyle by the clothes I wear
Because I am made of many components
I wear many hats in one day.
Do not think that you can know who I am
By the make up or the jewelry that I wear
They can be a mask or a mirror.
Do not judge me by my age
Youth is not a synonym for irresponsibility
Any more than maturity corresponds with middle age.
And when old age creeps up
It does not mean I have nothing left to offer the world.
Do not speak down to me because of my gender
Male or female, we all have something to offer this world.
Do not form opinions of me because of my nationality
It only gives you clues as to where I come from.
Look at my personality; see who I really am
Take the time to know me
Before you decide whether or not you like me.
Listen to my words and hear what I am saying
Do not form preconceived notions
Based on my height or my weight
These are just genetic factors.
Think before you speak because if you hurt someone
That wound may become a permanent scar
Remember that all over the world, we are the same
Each of us, with our own qualities
Making us who we are, one of a kind
But one as well, a human being.