This is one of my oldest pieces, and one of the few I can look at without cringing.

If all you ever see is my past,

you don't deserve to see my future.

If all you ever see are my faults,

you don't deserve to see my graces.

If all you ever see is my age,

you don't deserve to see my accomplishments.

If all you ever see is my family,

or the color of my skin,

and not who I am,

you don't deserve me.