this was inspired by my continent, africa. i am sure though that it could be generalised to all of us with inferiority complexes or victim mentalities, be this in personal relationships or urban terror (crime, that is).
What are you looking for in the soil
raise your eyes as you walk.
You are from the lines of kings and warriors.
Your people raised scholars of note.
Raise your eyes. Let them meet
those of the visitor, guest or alien.
God has made you equal.
Not inferior nor superior.
You and your peers create
systems of strata and perceptions of inequality.
Man, not God.
To build the house, the lowly skilled holds the element in place
While the highly skilled fixes it.
For the tree to yield its bounty,
it must be rooted in the dirt.
For the kings to have their gold in the sun,
men live like rats in the ground.
Africa! Raise your eyes.
Look into the eye of the visitor.
You are equal by God’s measure.
Lose the shackles of your mind.