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Ink On My Skin

Ink on My Skin

written by: Scott Kitchens



Why you want to judge me by the ink on my skin,

Why you see me for a color or a threat,

How do you see me any different than you,

How do you form thoughts of hate and regret?

I am the same as your neighbor, your cousin, your brother,

I have the same right to be who I am and be someone you should know,

Do I not walk just like you, talk like you, eat like you,

Do I suffer, feel, or hurt with the stones you throw?

It’s ok because you judge but will be judged by your actions,

It’s ok because my life is on my skin and I wear it proud,

Today I have overcome a lot and beat what has come against,

And today, I won’t be judged by the ink on my skin.

Scott Kitchens

Scott Kitchens

Scott Kitchens is Vice President of Drug and Health Services at ESS and Owner of Skit Services. He is an ambassador of TEDx Birmingham and founder of the podcast project “Vulcan has a Fade” which has interviews and discussions on the revitalization of Birmingham.

Scott calls Birmingham Alabama home but is originally from Jasper, Alabama. He loves coffee, soccer, tennis, travel, health education, and business concepts. You can also find Scott on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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