Monday 27 November 2023

Don't Have a Thing to Wear


Screenshot from the Guardian this morning. Spike in hate crimes in India as well. 

Should I tell my children not to wear a scarf? –

be it chequered black or otherwise,

the public seems to have stoppered its heart

and some people have hate in their eyes.

Should I tell my sons what to wear and when,

should they for now strictly shun the hoodie?

The governments link crime with clothes and skin

the police and the public seem moody.


Should my old father give up his upaveet,

and my old friend stop wearing his skull cap?

The powers see the world in black and white

and paint in splotches of red on the map.



  1. Replies
    1. Preposterous the level of hate and prejudice in the world right now. Authorities don't seem overly bothered.

  2. Replies
    1. I'm thoroughly fed up of this nonstop violence...

  3. It's sad it's happening, although here the hate against Jews has reached a frightening point.

    1. Hate against anyone is abhorrent! The whole world seems to have gone insane.

  4. Three Palestinian college students were shot here in the USA today. Hatred is a killing thing.

    1. And it doesn't take any reasoning either - don't like them, shoot them, seems to be the prevailing attitude.