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Get Off My Back

Posted by Bill


Bob recently reminded me 
that folks with disability 
can fall foul occasionally 
of those who think judgementally. 

These folks are often ignorant  
of anything that’s different. 
So, tend to be intolerant 
of things which might be lacerant. (painfully distressing) 

Their ignorance will often show
when once they tell you what they know.
For then it shows that they’ve been slow
in checking relevant info.

Because they do not know each fact,
their judgments are then inexact.
Then when they tend to interact
it’s bully-bluster and no tact.

When Bob talks of his stoma’s shit
and ways he tries to manage it.
I feel upon the nail he hit
about judgemental hypocrites.

This concept makes me reminisce
of times judgemental shamelessness
and ignorant short-sightedness
led to nastiness and prejudice.

I’ve known folks who could not cope
with comments that destroyed their hope
and set them on that slipp’ry slope
towards an end with noose and rope.

I say to those who have the knack
of putting others on the rack.
Don’t be such a demoniac.              (demon-like)
Get off my back - cut me some slack.

                                             B. Withers 2019

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newyorktorque : WTG - well done Aug 03, 2019
Angelicamarie : Love it! Aug 03, 2019
Bill : Hello newyorktorque and Angelicamarie, Thank you both for your support. It's not everyone who likes or appreciates rhyming verse, so it feels good when folks show their appreciation for this literary format. Best wishes Bill Aug 04, 2019
w30bob : Bill........very well done! And that Bob guy sounds like he's all right as well (wink-wink). Got to go now and impress my friends with the new word I just learned. Or to follow Bill's lead.... With words I'm not normally very extravagant But I feel the need to use my new word "lacerant" So use it will, and I'll be adamant If anytime soon I happen to be flatulent! Enjoy the rest of this beautiful Sunday folks! bob Aug 04, 2019
Bill : Thank you Bob for your post and I wish you well when you boast about your new word 'lacerent' which will be slightly different, in describing angst and pain - as we do time and again. Best wishes Bill Aug 04, 2019

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