Please respond, in the language you find most comfortable.
Let's talk about this.
Exactly what are we afraid of?
Different skins, different thoughts?
"These people are not like us."
Nor we like them.
Legends say we fear
and fight the barbarians.
A receding panorama
of battle upon battle.
Millennia of genocide
We must be strong warriors,
rough, sharp, explosive,
valiantly a barricade barrage
protecting Our valued and values
from Their predation.
Lines must be drawn clearly.
Womanly, childish fuzzy vulnerability
cast far behind, confined to
kept at bay with bitter laughter,
These patterns built up over
generations serve us well,
minimizing weakening contamination.
(c) October 10, 2008 Laurie Corzett/libramoon