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Racial Slurry

November 28, 2017

What now constitutes a “slur?”
An insult hurled at him or her.
(Let’s also consider this:
Be sensitive to “trans” and “cis.”)

It seems that nearly all agree
No longer should the N-word be
Used in our daily conversation.
Demeaning — causes consternation.

Another word that starts with “R”
We similarly disregard.
Instead of calling “handicapped”
Say “challenged” by the skill they lack.

It makes no sense when we demean
With words or phrases now obscene.
But some complain: “How long’s the list?
Can I say, ‘white supremacist’?”

The President made up his mind
(And also, seems, the New York Times)
That not all Nazis are so bad.
Could be your neighbor, or your dad.

And while he honored Navajos
The Prez went where he should not go.
He mentioned Pocahontas’ name
And used it once more to defame.

He’s called some women “fat,” or “pigs,”
Among so many other digs.
He’s mocks all who get in his way
With derogatory sobriquets.

Now — to be fair — some label him
As “mentally unfit,” or “dim,”
A “con man,” “racketeer,” and “reckless.”
Some have gone as far as “feckless.”

A few in his administration
Privately express frustration.
And yet it seems like every day
Trump causes even more dismay.

I wish discourse would elevate
With words of pride, instead of hate.
We can agree to disagree
Without this insult potpourri.

But having come to this conclusion
I’ve got one more verbal contusion.
And though it seems a pity — it
Means Trump’s a fucking idiot.

John Branning

John Branning is a humorist whose writings have left literally millions of readers with no idea who he is. But for those who have managed to stumble upon his self-deprecating and hubristically-inclined writing, he's left them in stitches. And in this context, “in stitches” is considered to be an enjoyable experience versus something painful resulting from a visit to the emergency room. His newest book, "Keys To The Truculent Me," is available on Amazon as is his first book, "Selfie-Facing," which was recognized by The Huffington Post as one of “The Best Self-Published Books of 2016.” You can find more of his posts, where he uses all the vowels and most of the consonants on his keyboard, at JohnBranning.com.

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