Poetry Writer

Ridiculed, Oppressed

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

When you raised your voice in urgency
I saw a lonely black man
Surrounded by a horde, impenetrably light
Being told what to do
Being told his place

When you laughed in frustration
I saw my immigrant mother
Surrounded by a foreign tongue
Barraged by language, not her own
Barraged by compassionless judgement

When you sneered on in silence
I saw my anxious self
Surrounded by numerous, unknown norms
Belittled for not understanding
Belittled for not catching up

Alexis Williams is a writer and a freelance proofreader/editor. She currently lives in Oman with her husband who is a full-time elementary school teacher and photographer/visual artist. Please don't hesitate to visit the About Me & Contact Info page to learn more about Alexis and how to communicate with her directly. Also, don't forget to follow her page!

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