We Laugh

It’s funny, how we laugh.
A crippled man with a cane,
We laugh.
As he struggles, we laugh.
We laugh in the face of his trouble,
His struggle to survive,
and we laugh.

We chuckle at the mis-matched student.
Camouflage pants and corduroy jacket,
An orange hunting hat and tan shirt.
We chuckle at him, in his highest fashion.
As he walks proud at his creation.

We boo the gay couple, and shun them away.
We laugh and call them names.
They search for oasis and fall short often,
Their acceptance here will never be forgotten.

We laugh at the difference,
The ones on their own,
We do not like the change,
From our norm society.

We laugh in their face, in their struggle their grace,
Instead of giving them the hand they deserve.
We walk away and laugh with friends,
As they struggle with their crippled acceptance.

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I thought of this as my take on how I feel like we help people.


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  • S .
    S .over 3 years ago

    wow .. very mature thinking
    it is sad how we laugh at others struggle ( well not all of us)
    and yes, we should always lend them the hand they deserve

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 3 years ago

    That laugh..
    it is the ignorance´s laughing.
    We can laugh with real merry…
    but this laughing is just fear of the difference.
    A cruel and dictatorial prejudice against the different ones.
    A way of ganging our ignorance and give it sound,
    a way of smashing the individuality and get Life be drown into a muddy pond,
    where our laughing is muted…but our uncertain pride remains stinking
    Rosa (great writing…so where human characters are somehow so negative)

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