The War Cry of Natives by William Wright, Jr.

There’s a new wave of huddled masses

Streaming through our ports

Strangers, who bear the full weight of our fears

“Drive them away”

Is the war-cry of so-called natives

From the sons and daughters of old travelers


Is scrawled over every proud name

Every doctor, every teacher, every wide-eyed poet

Who dreams and wades into refuge

“Terrorist” is far too small of a word

For the large hearts and minds

Who know, of terror’s full wrath 

© William Wright, Jr.

Excerpt from the book Microaggression

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Anthology: Microaggression

The authors of Microaggression – Then & Now are speaking out. They are victims themselves and bravely share their experiences, concerns, hopes and fears through poetry and prose. They speak of a lack of empathy and tolerance in society. They warn of how words can cut, stir, disrupt and destroy. They refuse to accept others telling you that ‘you can't or ‘you’re not good enough’. They document long term derision, mocking of a person's skin color, sexual orientation and the dismissal of others and the lasting effects this has on all of us experiencing this. They want you to know that your handicap does not make you less of a human being.


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