Castigated Person

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In the minds of adults
Hides a trauma, so real
Carried inside since youth,
An ache they try to conceal
Some learn to live and cope
With the distress they feel
While others just cannot
For some reason deal

This is a bullying of
Mentality, unchallenged
Where names are thrown
Creating what’s damaged
The self-esteem decreases
As the name calling grows
Humpty dumpty, fatty
Brings with it the lows

But it isn’t only children
With that hateful mindset
For all ages can hurl
insults never to forget
Hey tubs, little fat f***
The names still come
To make one depressed
And emotionally numb

There is a distinct part
within society today
That decides it is okay
To say whatever, they say
No matter the feelings
Of the castigated person
As it happens for no reason
And will in some cases worsen

But will society ever change
Stop the verbal castigation
Treat everyone equal
Without character defamation
For every human form
Is a beauty of creation
That should never face
Such verbal violation

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Poet, Author, Writer and Ex-Caregiver — Dementia and Caregiver advocate. Lone wolf who has found his voice.

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T.J. Hübner

T.J. Hübner

Poet, Author, Writer and Ex-Caregiver — Dementia and Caregiver advocate. Lone wolf who has found his voice.

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