Poem: Politics Begins at Home

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Politics Begins at Home

by David Andre Davison

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Politics begins at home,

on our mother’s lap,

It forms a pattern or attitude,

a kind of road map.

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The issues are complicated,

above a child’s mind.

For the world is not always nice,

where everyone is kind.

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A wee one hears his father joke,

about the color of someone’s skin.

There are insults about someone’s appearance,

they are called the opposite of thin.

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Mother cracks a smile,

upon hearing a remark about a Jew.

To little ears it appears,

like a legitimate view.

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In school we tend to hang out,

with people that are like us.

When someone different enters the picture,

some like to throw a fuss.

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After graduation we enter the workforce,

where diversity should reside.

Where prejudice and discrimination,

should be cast aside.

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Instead we show preferences,

to those who look-alike.

And our differences separate us,

like a brick wall or earthen dike.

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By the time we raise our children,

on our very own lap.

We go about making the same mistakes,

letting minorities take the rap.

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Residing inside our castle walls,

otherwise known as our home.

Teaching impressionable young minds,

letting unbridled tongues roam.

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We push our politics,

our racism, our hate.

On to the next generation,

we seal their fate.

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Why must we put politics,

ahead of fair play?

Political correctness doesn’t remove hate,

it just hides “the needle” in the hay.

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