Privileged White Man

I am a privileged white man,

For that, I feel no shame.

I was born to dysfunctional family,

Raised in lonely pain.

I am a privileged white man,

My career began in my teens.

Death claimed by father,

Debt destroyed our means.

I am a privileged white man,

No diploma did I earn.

I wandered streets in darkness,

For a home, my soul did yearn.

I am a privileged white man,

To eat, I mopped their floors.

No future lay before me,

My world filled with locked doors.

I am a privileged white man,

I refused to make it end.

I rose above my station,

My life began to mend.

I am a privileged white man,

I rose above defeat,

No guilt rest on my shoulders,

I’ll remain upon my feet.

I am a privileged white man,

I overcame the past.

I struggle for life daily,

And will until the last.

For I am a privileged white man,

A title I wear proud.

No dishonor do I feel,

For wisdom shall be my shroud.

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