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A Word For That

Gaslighted: Abused and lied to
Script is flipped when I challenge you
Smoothed over with wink & back-pat
Now I know, there's a word for that

Body-shamed: Self made disgusting
Cruel words believed, soul so trusting
Belittled- whether thin or fat
Now I know, there's a word for that

Demagogues: Hateful, evil plots
Stir up the worst that mankind's got
Republican or Democrat
Now I know, there's a word for that

Whitesplained: Ignored, talked over- I'm
Made null, a lifetime redefined
(Being white), you know, and that's that 
Now I know there's a word for that

Reading, learning, feels less alone
Others' lives are much like my own
And now we've had this lovely chat
You know, too- there's a word for that

Copyright © Rhona McFerran

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