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Into the Dark

A Plea ~ by Linda Binns

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Linda Binnsr "Into the Dark" is an expression of frustration and longing. It is the desire for acceptance from one's own people, or, the perception of one's people. The poem speaks from my spirit about being racially mixed in the 1950's and beyond. Rejection, from both sides of one's ethnicity, and the feeling that one belongs nowhere. In this time frame, the concepts of 'multi-racial' or 'bi-racial' were not used or understood as they are today. You were one, or the other, but not both. You had to choose, and often, those you chose didn't embrace you, either. It's a calling out for inclusion.

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