The Tolerance of Intolerance by Justin R. Hart

Can we feel the intimidation,

the perilous fear,

the hasty conclusions?

Do we fairly judge,

assume before knowing?

Can there be balance, blending

a rainbow of opportunity?

Do we see the results

from our desperate violence?

Is this the nature of our nature?


It is our irrational attitude,

our blatant bias

that creates this blind vision,

a short sided intolerance,

and narrow-mindedness.

Can we hear the bark

of the dogmatic bigot

left standing on the street?

Do we smell the trifling disregard,

the preconceived judgment,

the half-baked ignorance?


Can we taste the bitterness

of our personal choices?

Do we quench our thirst

with savory apprehension

and smell our pungent suspicions.

We feel our quick decisions,

then hear mocking disrespect,

and jeers for our fears.


We have had years of tears,

flooding our rivers

to sea…With color blindness,

Rainbows do blend!!!


© Justin R. Hart

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In this new hard hitting anthology by Creative Talents Unleashed, authors from around the world pour out their experiences of ‘Microaggression’.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “A comment or action subtly and often unconsciously expressing a prejudiced attitude towards a member of marginalized group”

Derald Wing Sue defines Microaggression as “ The brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, and sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group”

In today’s society we are all a part of, whether we like it or not; we are forever scrutinizing our dialogue and conversation, looking out for offensive and insulting content. Today, words don’t just insult, they also inflict verbal violence with long lasting psychological effects, causing unimaginable inner conflict and problems with forming healthy personal relationships.

Don Beukes – author of The Salamander Chronicles

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2 replies

  1. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    Honoured to have written the Foreword for yet another unique CTU anthology…


  2. Hey wonderful post ! Very impactful…I have a post on the similar topic ! Check it out at -
    Awaiting feedback!


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