This is inspired by a post that Chantell Roberts put on her site, http://wecalledhimlucky.com
It was originally posted on https://unstrangemind.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/aba/
My focus is “normal,” one of the most frustrating words in any language:
Normal is just an illusion;
Normal is only a disguise
For the fear of being different;
Unacceptable in others’ eyes.
Normal is a form of judgement,
Supposing to know someone’s soul;
Assumption of understanding
No sense of what it is to be whole.
Normal was just meant for research
A statistical term, that’s all,
But it came to mean something more;
That creates a formidable wall.
I say, “Let us tear Normal down,
And leave it in a great big pile.”
Where it weathers and turns to dust;
As we have time to heal for a while.
Let “normal” go back to research
As the tool it was meant to be;
Let bigotry and fear dissolve;
Let people of every kind be free.