Neville

Victims of Indifference

Victims of Indifference

We are the victim

of indifference

The masters

of misfortune

and we

demand to know

what right have you

to label us insane

Laugh at our

gutter romance

If it pleases you

Dance on the

tiny graves

Of children

If it pleases you

But tell me this

What right have you

To hang some

Latin name

Outside our door?

 

Comments9

  • orchidee

    Erm, it has not perceived me brain cells, what 'Latin name' it is! Should I think more on it?

  • Neville

    it can be anything you so desire... sir..

  • dusk arising

    I didn't know "nutters within" was latin.
    Methinks you could be cursing the detatched society members we call government for their superior knowledge of how low we bearing the 'hoi polloi' title live out our existence. A poetic bomb Mr Fawkes?

    • Neville

      I believe in freedom of speech, providing there is no intentional hurt by those who read, hear or listen.. I believe in freedom of thought, again.. providing no one is an immediate & direct or eventual victim or casualty of said thought... I do have a problem, or rather resent inappropriate or offensive labeling which often serves to de-value and perpetuate negative stereotypes.. although I do make allowances, in the case of ignorance, occasionally.. that does not mean I endorse or agree with what is said or implied..... Thanks for considering these words of mine DA.. I hope there will eventually be many interpretations forthcoming...... Neville

      • dusk arising

        As the parent of a mentally handicapped and autistic child (now 40 yrs) i know a little about labels and negative stereotypes. Looks like i misinterpreted your piece somewhat for which i apologise.
        I do support your strong feelings.

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      • dusk arising

        I didn't know "nutters within" was latin.
        Methinks you could be cursing the detatched society members we call government for their superior knowledge of how low we bearing the 'hoi polloi' title live out our existence. A poetic bomb Mr Fawkes?

      • Mottakeenur Rehman

        Good to read!

        • Neville

          Thank you sir and much appreciated.. Neville

          • Mottakeenur Rehman

            💖👍

          • sylviasearcher

            🌟

            • Neville

              I think maybe my thanks are in order sylviasearcher.. thank you..

              • sylviasearcher

                You're welcome

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              • Fay Slimm.

                Labels are often meant to be negative where people who have them attached are not seen to "fit in" - - a forceful exposure of labeling and something which I resent too Neville.

                • Neville

                  Hey.. darn good to hear and many thanks for being such a good sport and literary friend.. tis appreciated I can tell ya..... Neville

                • Goldfinch60

                  That indifference is a strong weapon that those in power apply to those they supposedly work for, but all they want is their own lives in their castles in the clouds and blow the rest of us.

                  • Neville

                    certainly something to ponder.. I think indifference comes in all shapes and sizes and is often unwittingly demonstrated... sometimes I even suspect mock or pseudo indifference... Cheers sir .. Have a great Friday... Neville

                  • Suresh

                    From my poem "FANATICISM"
                    Liberals want it tamed
                    But that only sends it underground
                    Emotions cannot be framed
                    And voices cannot be drowned


                    I am a staunch believer of Freedom of Speech, and as you stated, so far as it is not violating another.
                    The way hatred can be diluted is not by labeling it 'politically incorrect', but by letting all express themselves, so that they can be intelligently approached. By shutting them down, it festers underneath and finally explode with devastating results.
                    I so enjoy these subjects

                    • Neville

                      glad to be of service.... cheers.. N



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