Context of Language


Is it racist to not favour a National cuisine, or simply a very dull palette?
Take care when espousing the words that we use,
Mired in stereotype and misunderstanding,
Bury strong views deep into the ground,
Unless you get picked up on meaning,
Confined only to those who first hand hear your words,
Before filtering through hate and misunderstanding,
Referencing doctrine, unfounded belief,
And spreading your lies to the masses,
No right to reply, make the record correct,
And published verbatim with spin,
Others less intelligently use your words as their own,
Restructured and formed so offensively,
So novel, for time, it will all blow away,
The scars, you are only left hurting,
Encouragement comes from understanding of friends,
As a public outcry wanes once unproven,
But tarnished pariah remains.

About the author


The author, Paul Anthony Obey, born in 1970, is working class, brought up in a working class family and has raised a working class family. Married to a proud New Zealander, Nicola, they live in the North West of England and share 4 children; Ryan, Hayley, Bethany and Seth, one of each from both.

Paul has worked within the Social Housing environment for all his adult life in one guise or another, but has recently decided to write full time to share a view and hopefully inspire reaction in others to take another look at life, beyond the confines of self, question the generally accepted truth and make the World a better place for everyone. One step at a time!

My work is dedicated to all of those who believe in what I am trying to do and to some of those who don’t yet get it.

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