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?