Petals of my Skin

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Written By: Midila Anton

Petals of my skin
Mapping my identity
Flourishing to embrace the beauty of our differences
But you,
You blindly glance at my petals
Hatred steaming in your eyes
Setting the world afire
Belittling the power of love
Feeding the anger sparked by a few
Foolish human
Blinded by malevolence
You see my petals and judge my roots
Failing to recognize our unity at its depths
They are one
Like a thousand streams crying into vast corners of the world
Each carrying water from the same ocean
Dear fellow human
My brother, my sister
You are failing to see my delicate roots
Sharing the same mother as yours


IMG_8246Midila Anton is wrapping up her final year in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Passionate about social issues, she is highly involved in the community. She is the founder and president of the MEDLIFE chapter at York University, a non-profit organization that aims to address issues of medicine, education, and development that persist amongst low-income families around the world.
Having always been in touch with the expression of her creative side, Midila has pursued her passion for visual arts over the years as a hobby. She has very recently started to explore the world of writing. To support and follow her, check out her new Facebook page:

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