GET OFF MY BACK
GET OFF MY BACK!
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