They by Vee Townsend

They tell her she can’t

She’ll show them she can

They tell her she “Isn’t”

She’ll show them she “Is”


They’ve tried to push her down

She keeps rising

They’ve tried to hold her back

She keeps coming


You’re not good enough

You’re not strong enough

You’re not smart enough

To them…she’s deaf, blind and dumb


But SHE knows she can

SHE knows who she is

SHE is more than good enough

Stronger than they are

Smarter than they’ll ever be


SHE is a survivor…and that’s something THEY will never understand!


© Vee Townsend

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In this new hard hitting anthology by Creative Talents Unleashed, authors from around the world pour out their experiences of ‘Microaggression’.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “A comment or action subtly and often unconsciously expressing a prejudiced attitude towards a member of marginalized group”

Derald Wing Sue defines Microaggression as “ The brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, and sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group”

In today’s society we are all a part of, whether we like it or not; we are forever scrutinizing our dialogue and conversation, looking out for offensive and insulting content. Today, words don’t just insult, they also inflict verbal violence with long lasting psychological effects, causing unimaginable inner conflict and problems with forming healthy personal relationships.

Don Beukes – author of The Salamander Chronicles

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1 reply

  1. Thank you so much! It’s always a pleasure to work with such talented brothers and sisters who bleed ink!



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