Sonnet Challenge #26

Sometimes I think poets go through all the circumstances themselves so they can write about things from a personal perspective.

Inside Prejudice

Outside of prejudice, a place that’s learned
like old wives’ tales, absorbed at parent’s knee
to recognize the ones that should be spurned,
no why, just that’s the way that it should be.
Inside of prejudice, that face is turned,
for reasons I can’t fathom, away from me,
til whispers, giggles stop when I get near
and conversation turns to other things.
I know I am the joke I cannot hear
and my imagination then takes wings
and rises on the heat of latent fear,
the wind that is despair, and all it brings.
Outside of prejudice can see no wrong.
Inside of prejudice I don’t belong.

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6 thoughts on “Sonnet Challenge #26

  1. If you’re speaking from experience, I’m so sorry for that. I know what you mean about it being a taught attitude . It didn’t take me long to break free from the childhood influence from my mother, God rest her sole…20 year anniversary of her death today. I love your profound writing! Thank you for sharing, it’s like getting snippets of another book for free.

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