Ingrained Into Society, poetry by Beth A. Greenwood at Spillwords.com
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Ingrained Into Society

Ingrained Into Society

written by: Beth A. Greenwood

 

We are people who live, laugh, love.
Some of us hate this phrase,
Some of us love it,
But that isn’t what unites us.
It isn’t the ‘you versus us’ that unites us either.

Many people – from both sides –
See it as this the be all and end all.
Both sides are much more than they believe,
For one it is vital for the other.

If we all thought the same things,
Perspective would never happen if we:
Used the same narratives,
Same operating systems,
The exact same identities.

But there is one narrative we all use –
Intentionally or not – and that is the ‘you versus us’.
And it needs to stop.

For we ourselves are ingrained into society;
But our communities are not.

Beth A. Greenwood

Beth A. Greenwood

Beth is a writer who considers writing an act of activism. She fits into several subgroups, and unfortunately some heavily discriminated against subgroups of society, including being neurodivergent, being disabled and being part of the LGBTQIA+ community. From this experience of being multiply marginalised, she is aiming to build up a collection of thought-provoking poems. Her current project is called Victim to Difference, Saved by Hope and covers the theme of divergence in society through the lens of her own personal experience.
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