Judge – A Poem of Social Injustice

Note: This is a poem I have recently written for Drama school. Last term, my class were focusing on including and excluding subjects that the world suffers and in our spare time, we were asked to research and send information that are either inclusive or excluding. I’ve chosen many subjects and some, I’ve written in articles and two monologues. This term, I’ve been focusing on the subject again and asked my teachers if I can carry on with more Prejudice research and they’ve said “yes”.

Lately, I’ve performed in a show called “12 Angry Men” and I was inspired by the whole show. So, I’ve decided to write a poem about how social injustice is dominating the world.

I hope you’ll enjoy it. 🙂  

How can you judge a child by the colour of their skin?

Once innocent and free, now a victim of prejudice, so I see.  

How can you judge students by their looks, feelings and grades?

Why pressure them to be prefect, when they already feel excluded?

  

 
How can you judge a worker by their uniform or profession?

They’re trying to do their job, so why do you call them “sobs”?

  

 
How can you judge a family because of their social class?

They’re just trying to live, so why would you look down on them?

Why do you judge? Why do you hate?

Why leave their problems aside, until it is too late?

What have we done for injustice to take over?

Now, what’ll become of us, when peace and love is ignored?

© 2015

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Prejudice

This is a poem I wrote for Drama School. Last term, we focused on prejudice because it still happens today, whether the situations are to do with religion or class. After my second lesson, I decided to write a poem on the subject, how it feels to be in this situation and bringing raising awareness of this issue.

Just a little note to say, before moving onto the poem: I’m not making fun of or discriminating anyone who has been affected by prejudice. From my own personal experience, I’ve experienced prejudice (and still do) because of my Autism, my weight and, at one point, my religion. I wanted to share this, through my experience and others too, so publishing this poem is extremely important to me.

Young people
Join dangerous gangs
They fight,
This means war!

Stereotypes;
Act before thought
Issues
Make everybody angry.

Judge,
Discriminate:
Skin,
Colour,
Religion,
Disability
And weight.

Abuse
And control;
Neglect:
Make people sad
And carry hate in their hearts.

Ask,
“Why Prejudice?”
But remember,
We’re all the same,
Even though we are different. 🙂

© 2015

Disability Prejudice

This is a poem I wrote for Drama School. Last term, we focused on prejudice because it still happens today, whether the situations are to do with religion or class. One day, I decided to write a 2 – 5 words poem on Disability Prejudice, based on what people have said about them.

Disability can be overlooked (a lot), which is unfair.

Just a little note to say, before moving onto the poem: I’m not making fun of or discriminating anyone who has a disability. From my own personal experience, I’ve been classified as disabled myself because of my Autism. I wanted to share this, through experience and others too. I’ve a few friends who have Autism and are disabled, so publishing this poem is extremely important to me.

Disabled people are:

Treated differently,
Labelled from other people,
Overlooked,
Seen as trouble-makers

Disabled people cannot:

Be independent,
Live, or lead their own lives,
Form relationships,
Have or raise children

Disabled people are:

Sick and miserable,
Tragic, and have sad lives,
Useless
And deserve pity

Disabled people:

Are “special”,
Often socialise with other disabled people,
Are unable to work
And always need help.

© 2015