Judgement Days – Written November 2006 (Aged 31)

Judgement Days

teenage women,
judged for being pregnant
chastised for what grows inside
judged and in turn, blamed
judged on their accent
and their child like stories
judged on their clothes
and their expansive jewellery
judged on their quest for shallow glories
they are kicked,
and left with the blame,
firmly at their door
but is it not, these judgemental attitudes
a reason that they expect so much more
the narrow minded hypocrite
which easily decries them
but never held them in the first place
told that life is over before it has even begun
they are pregnant,
not with a terminal illness
and they still so young
when people judge them so harshly
they should judge themselves
take out their mirror and examine the self
teenage women,
judged for being pregnant
by the haughty taughty people
who shiver behind their closed mind values
is it any wonder that these women
turn their back on an unwelcoming society
that condemns, staggers and fumbles
with its ill fitting, judgemental frailty

James Garratt – 2006

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