Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The wall

There is always a wall
Where we stumble and fall
With your wrong coloured skin
Do you have the right kin?

And just what speech is that?
Why do you wear that hat?
What have you got for lunch?
Walks aways with a hunch

What is worse is that sneer
"Cos their rellie's a peer
Your folks are from the sticks
So your one of those hicks

Your dad worked in a trade
You'll get no accolade
Your up against the wall
So you stumble and fall

Where did you go to school?
You're treated like a fool
So there's no job for you
Because you're not true blue

But are the bars still there?
Of  course that's not fair
Stand up, you're the right stuff
Prove you're good enough

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  1. Definitely felt that wall going up and eyes glazing over because of colour of skin... sadly it is very very common.

  2. "With your wrong coloured skin
    Do you have the right kin?"----A million dollar question. Sigh.

  3. You're right: There's always a wall. Humans are always building walls. I wonder if the day will come when we no longer feel the need to keep people separated by walls. I certainly hope so!

  4. So many walls to tear down in life.

  5. Yes, you caught it in every way:
    "There is always a wall
    Where we stumble and fall . . . "
    But the more we expose it, the more it has to fight to keep standing. Proves we're making progress, but it's so awfully sad.

  6. And the walls stay — the phenomenon of creating a distinction from the other and homogenizing an identity has been in place for centuries. What a terrible world we live in!
    Thoughtful write!

  7. An interesting write. LOL, I was raised that if people don't think I am good enough, to walk away and keep going, don't have to prove anything to anyone.

  8. I find it hard to witness what we are seeing these days........may it stop soon so we can turn the world right side up again.

  9. Invisible or glass walls - we may not see them but they are there! Well done, Robin!

  10. It is not as bad as it used to be.But still a long way to go.

  11. Tough to read, because of the truth it presents.