Sunday Whirl (Wordle #99) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
paint, use, sprees, outsider, away, fearsome,
part, reserves, body, intimate, written, window
In writing this, I was thinking of all intolerances:
racial, religious, political, sexual, even football fans.
Why is an outsider fearsome,
Demonising the unknown?
Why paint the unfamiliar
As best if left alone?
The press just thrives on panic sprees
To make us shy away
From thoughts of being intimate
With those with different traits.
Why do we believe what is written,
Afraid to use our mind?
Timid and behind a window,
Scared to part the blind.
The reserves of the human race
Show great diversity.
If we joined this larger body,
How much richer would we be?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013