pablum

I was bottle fed bigotry

Prejudices were pablum

To be swallowed without question

Did my teething on intolerance

I was fed spoonful after spoonful

of mashed bananas with racism

washed down with hypocrisy

Before I lost my baby teeth

I knew that girls were less than

I was fed a steady diet of hate

and lies

and pride?

I was fed this set of beliefs as a child

My guess is You were fed some hatred too

But we are no longer being Force fed

I’ve changed my diet, have you?

~Melanie Thomason

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4 thoughts on “pablum

  1. Truly great poem. Something people don’t always want to think about but it’s true and real none-the-less. It’s taught through all media, institutions (schools, churches, etc.) and people. Excellent.

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