Post by apocalypticjay on Sept 16, 2009 8:05:36 GMT -5
A very somber piece my friend you have capture the other part to this board very well how society can brandish us outcasts for our illnesses. I find this poem a very bitter pill to swallow my friend and you know truly you are deep in my thoughts always x
Post by Jamie~poetshare.forumotion.com on Sept 16, 2009 8:26:31 GMT -5
A stark commentary on the effect of labels when used against us. Too often others are willing to judge by their perceptions without caring about reality, circumstances, or the emotions of those they are judging. Outstanding write, Sarah. *exalt*
This is a subject close to my heart Sarah, i work with people who suffer from learning disabilities, such as Down's syndrome. It is so sad how people react to them, if i am walking along with one of my clients people will address their comments to me! "Is he having a nice walk!" "does he take sugar" My reply often is "I don't know why don't you ask him" But i do understand it, people do not feel comfortable when faced with any disease or disability, in the case of mental problems they fear an embarrassing reaction, or in the case of disease, cancer for instance they fear upsetting you or provoking floods of tears. You have written a very insightful (is that a word?) poem, People get labeled for their condition and the person within is ignored. Exalt.
The selfish poet
Little poet starts to cry I have no replies, oh why, oh why To get replies you have to give em On others work, then your forgiven.