Stone Language by Linda Diedericks
When those insults, swear words are catapulted at one
It feels like stones, no rocks, being hurled at an injured dying dog
Hit by a truck driver
Less than a human being, reduced to an atom, one must be
To have this language spat out at you
You argue that this is your manner of speaking
NO! I don’t accept it, why do you? Why should I?
Charmer, speaking caringly and gently to strangers,
Friends and family
Is this hatred targeted at women only or do you
I wonder if your family know this ugly side to you?
Why is it that you choose this stone language?
Teaching our daughters how NOT to be valued
Will they too end up enduring this stone language?
Someone out there please change this situation
Put this fire out!