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Friday, July 19, 2013

Never Know... (A Letter to Zimmerman from Trayvon Martin)

Dear Mr. Zimmerman,

Hello Sir
This is Trayvon Martin
I'm unable to converse with you
For the obvious reasons
Therefore I come to you in spirit
First I want you to know
I forgive you
I come to you as humble as I can be
Knowing that my purpose on earth has been served
If it's uncertain to you in any type of way
Please listen and let me explain
My purpose was to bring peace as one race
Yes one race
My parents did not raise me to see color
My parents raised me to treat people
The way I wanted to be treated
However at the same time
My parents also raised me to not be a fool
To protect myself by all means necessary
If harm came my way
There is no need to relive that night in Sanford Florida
As we are the only two that truly knows what happened
Again I forgive you
And leave you with these thoughts
I could've been doctor that saved your child's life
But we will never know
I could've been the second black president of the united states of America
But we will never know
I could've been the fireman that put out the fire of your home
But we will never know
I could've been the police officer that protected and served
If any harm came your way
But we will never know
I could've assisted you with the neighborhood watch
But we will never know
I could've went to college and graduated summa cum laude
But we will never know
I could've gotten married and had children
That would one day change the world
But we will never know
Sir my point is simple
I could've been everything and anything
The complete opposite of what you assumed I was
However again I forgive you
I pray for peace
I pray for other young children like me
I pray the word racism and assumption expire
I pray we all stop judging each other by the way of our complexion
And love each other because our difference make us human and beautiful
I pray the hatred stop
I pray the fighting stop
I pray the killing stop
I pray for all the above and more
I pray for justice of human beings
Most importantly I pray that you understand
I'm not just African America
I'm Caucasian
I'm Latino
I'm Indian
I'm Mexican
I'm Asian
I'm Chinese
I'm Korean 
I'm Japanese
And everything in between
My parents did not raise me to see color
My parents raised me to treat people
The way I wanted to be treated
Again I forgive you

Sincerely,

Trayvon Martin
(In Spirit)


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