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I have one green eye and one brown eye. The green eye sees reality but the brown eye sees much, much more. It happened when I was but a very small child just like anyone of you. I always saw everything normal but one day changed how I would see everything for the rest of my life. I remember waking up on a Christmas day, thrilled about opening up my presents. “What has Santa brought for me this time?!” I asked excitingly. I remember opening the door from my room with a huge smile on my face. I looked forward as I ran down the hallway, staring at the mirror across from me. I remember seeing a very young boy with light brown skin, with short, dark brown hair, and with glowing green eyes, staring back at me with happiness. 


As I got closer and closer to the mirror
I could see the boy clearer and clearer
I knew this boy was me
But, there was more for me to see 


He was already holding my present in his left hand
But, I could not understand … why? 


The present he was holding was a gift box made of gold and it had a bow on it made of diamonds. Then I thought to myself, “This must be the most valuable present anyone could have … I want it!!” 


Then suddenly, a pain struck my eye
I looked at my reflection, one green eye and one brown eye
Both staring back at me
I looked down at my right hand
I was holding what was then a golden box was now a picture of my family 


Now … when I see people throwing food away
I see poverty
When I see people wasting paper
I see trees dying
When I see parents giving their kids whatever the kids want
I see crime 


There is no more need for me to rhyme
About the major problems with society
Question, please answer with honesty
What do you see … with your brown eye?

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