Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MAN by Denise Vasquez

For over 30 years, Denise Vasquez has been writing poetry, monologues, short plays, songs and more, about love, life and the pursuit of happiness. Here's a poem Denise wrote while riding the subway, when she lived in New York City.

MAN by Denise Vasquez 

A MAN sleeps
In the subway car
Sitting in an awkward position
I wonder does he have a family
What has led him to his condition
One man stares 
Others ignore
Once he was a man like you before
Written on their face
Expression of disgrace
I see a member of our Human Race
I don't see a color, sex, religion or a name
I see society
I feel shame

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