Color in a World of Black and White: The Poems of Creta Harper

The day after the election we started a program of empowering new talent in an effort to support and promote counter culture. The youth of this country is our biggest hope for a better and brighter future. Please join us in celebrating the poet,  Creta Harper.

Color in a World of Black and White

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The world around us,

It’s filtered every day,

Turning it Black and White.

The personality of the

Person next to you

Hidden by the social norms.

Our very thoughts,

Our feelings,

Actions,

Words,

Life,

Our everything,

Filtered away

Into nothingness.

Hidden by what

Society says is

Correct.

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But then come the few moments.

The moments when that filter is removed.

I can become me.

I can study my languages,

I can dance like nobody is

Watching me,

I can sing loudly,

Off-key,

Just enjoying the words coming out of

My mouth.

I can kiss the ones I love,

I can hug my

Non-sibling

Siblings.

I can talk freely,

Mixing in

Nihongo,

Italiano,

Lingua Latina,

Deutsch.

I can lose that filter,

I can be someone

Other than that proper

Young lady, speaking little

Until spoken to,

Sitting still, waiting for

Her chance to leave.

Her

Chance

To

Break

Free

From

That

Damned

Filter.

To shatter that glass cover,

Hiding her from the world.

To shatter the expectations

Of the filtered world around her.

Those moments start to come

Faster and faster

Then I realize,

I have shattered my filter,

I have lost my

Compliance to how,

According to society,

A person should act,

Feel,

Exist.

This is who I truly am.

A geek.

A scholar.

A nerd.

A writer.

A person.

Unfiltered forevermore,

In a filtered world.

Color in a world of Black and White.

creta

 

 

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