I screamed and no one heard
I cried and was ignored
Just like an injured bird
Whose wings no longer soared
I plead to deafen ears
That did not hear a word
In the pain of countless years
No compassion had been stirred
I asked and no one answered
The questions of the heart
The silence was like a cancer
From which I could not depart
© Ann Christine Tabaka
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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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