As human beings we have a multitude of experiences that are responsible (at least in part) for the shape of our character. These experiences are not hidden or amplified to any significant degree. They are building blocks and as unfortunate as it may sound, we are not able to pick and choose these blocks. We manage them once they have been added to the collection. I know several people who never fail to be offensive, degrading, abrasive, insensitive, etc. toward others. They do this knowingly and willfully. They don’t try to stop themselves and after the damage has been done, nine times out of ten they return to the individual(s) for inclusion or recognition. It’s almost as if they hate people but desire the company of others at the same time. WHAT IS THAT? I have been wondering about this type of behavior for quite some time and without having the knowledge of a professional I have come across a possible reason. Past experiences. What has enabled a person to take on this type of behavior has to be due to some sort of learned behavior. A pattern of interaction of some sort. It exist behind the eyes and cannot be observed unless you are the recipient of the bad behaviors, practices, or intentions. What are your thoughts?
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I am a poet with an interest in topics that include themes of unity, sensitivity and equality, in addition to the study of women writers of the postmodern era and the experimental genre of contemporary poetry. As a starting point for the focus of my poetry, I am working through interpreting personal observations of the homeless situation in Detroit. In my community and surrounding areas, I have witnessed and experienced discriminatory practices that resulted in senseless divisions in the work place, schools, communities and neighborhoods with increasing numbers of homeless people. Exposure to these real life situations made me question the amount of attention that local governments give to matters of equality, sensitivity and homelessness. I am concerned that there aren’t enough voices in local leadership such as block clubs and community organizations, that encourage passive citizens to become engaged. In the tradition of political activism, I am working through ways to deliver these messages. At this point of development in my poetic practice, I use compression, the tension of the line, and the sounds of language to stress social acceptance and cultural sensitivities. View all posts by T.Dwella