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The Comfort of Exclusionism
by Cryssa C

Friday, July 16, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I haven't written poetry in quite some time, but my anger at unfair and unjust treatment brought the words to life...

  Equality wasn’t meant

  for those who don’t fit in!

  Exclusionism brings comfort

  and helps raise the self esteem!


  Let’s get rid of all the disabled--

  their minds aren’t worth a hoot;

  and all of those who don’t look like us--

  we should give them all the boot!


  But really when all’s said and done

  would there be anyone left?

  For who’s to say who fits in

  and who is worth being left out?


  We each have our differences

  that some would call our flaws,

  but I prefer to think of them

  as what gives us each our edge.


  My children with their dark skin

  don’t look a bit like me,

  but they know what it feels like

  to feel they don’t fit in.


  It has given them compassion

  for others who don’t fit in

  and they look past the outward skin

  to find others’ gifts within.


  My daughter with her wheelchair

  has legs that do not work,

  but oh the joy she brings to life

  by complimenting others!


  The world would be a dismal place

  if we all looked alike,

  and what a boring place ‘twould be

  if we all thought alike!


  Let’s get rid of the mindset

  that others aren’t good enough!

  Let’s lift and help and look within

  and help each other win.



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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 8/18/2010
Way to say it, Cryssa. Sometimes in a place like a shopping center I like to people watch, and think each body is a shell housing a human shell. We have very little to do with the shell we are put in other than basic health care and grooming, but we have much to do with the attitudes we will develop as a result of being in that shell. Personally I may resemble a coconut, hard and hairy on the outside, milky within.........Jerry
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 8/11/2010
Brava!! I have often talked just this way to everyone I can. Look inside a person and dont judge least ye be judged.

Great write
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/19/2010
well put!
Reviewed by Charlie 7/18/2010
Amen. --Charlie
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 7/18/2010
So true..well done indeed..Hugsss
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 7/18/2010
Hi Cryssa, thanks for your comment on my article. As you know, I tend to pop in and out of AD, but it brought a smile to see your words. This poem rings clear and true. Peace to you,
Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/17/2010's always a joy to read your work. This is a sad one speaking of unfair bigotry and stupidity, but even so a blessing to read as you share your righteous thoughts. The wounds of your mother-heart are so open; they must hurt so much.
I know you give your children all the love and wise teaching that will help them withstand the ill treatment of the uncaring. The greatest triumph would be for them to grow up to be like you.
With love,
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 7/17/2010
Here, here, or hear, hear. So glad to read you again. I agree with your sentiments. So well penned. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by larry linville 7/17/2010
your words are right on!
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 7/17/2010
Amen, Cryssa! And it's so nice to see you writing again!
Reviewed by Ahna C 7/16/2010
"Equality wasn't meant for those who don't fit in!!"...It makes me so angry hearing someone speak against that idea, especially due to concerns about their own comfort. But when everyone else, even if they are younger in age, is so accepting and loving of differences it makes me want to cry sometimes out of joy:)The opportunities and blessings that come from having her as a sister are worth everything to me. I just wish everyone could see how blessed they are to know her and be able to spend time with her.
Luv you Mom
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 7/16/2010
Dear Cryssa, Nice to see you again on authorsden. What you wrote here, I feel it to my bone. I lived with people who told us we are not the same and many of us had to die. I even threw an object on my teacher who said we are no longer existing. But we should be strong and ignore any human beings who are forgetting that we are the children of God. Love Emile

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