I am not a statistic

A poem in respect to Jose Vilson:

I am not a statistic

I am not a statistic

I am not just a figure

For you to use

To abuse

To ignore.

I am not a statistic

I am not a statistic

I.. Am… not……  a …. ST…A…T…IS….IC!

Your test is not me

Your test does not show me

Your test does not know me.

You do not know my thoughts,

My feelings,

My passion

My beliefs

You know my scores

You have your numbers

You use these numbers

To dismiss my teachers

To rubbish my school

To make me feel small

To throw me onto the scrap-heap.

I am not a statistic

I am not a statistic

I.. Am… not……a ……… ST…A…T…IS….IC!

I am a person

You do not know me

You never will.

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