How’s it going, readers?
This week, we’re going to keep it simple and take a look at the evils of prejudice with a little Shakespearean sonnet I’ve managed to compose called Ostracized. Please enjoy!
April 8, 2013
People are people, as it has been said,
And yet in this world, prejudice remains,
For some folks just can’t get it through their heads
That hating others only causes pain:
People cast away and made to believe
That they’re worth nothing and they don’t belong
Just ‘cause certain others poorly receive
Them ‘cause they somehow look, think, or act “wrong,”
Even if they themselves don’t hurt others.
Such has long been the superficial taint
That we’ve brought upon ourselves, my brothers
And sisters, and tolerable it ain’t.
It makes me sick to see folks ostracized
And forced to live such lonely, bitter lives.
Well, that pretty much wraps up this week’s “Poem of the Week.” Thank you all for stopping by once again, and I hope this piece has given you all a little bit of insight on how wrong it is for people to show unrestrained contempt for others just because they’re different from them in one way or another. In the meantime, feel free to come on back next week for yet another work of mine, and until then, don’t be shy about checking out my author pages at Smashwords.com, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk to see which books I have available for purchase. otherwise, as always, folks, happy reading!
Dustin M. Weber