Prejudice

when prejudice conquers consciousness,
judgement falters,
rights shy away,
thought is muddled,
justice is murdered

cries are unheeded
“their” children are mangled,
“our” children are pampered,
“their” women are whores,
“ours” are dolls

violence looms large,
humanity is trumped.

December 10, 2017

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Poems for the Penniless Copyright © 2019 by Issa G Shivji. All Rights Reserved.

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