“Dehumanized, or: Not Human?” Poem by Day Williams

Dehumanization

Plantation owners in the South called slaves
Their property with the same worth as mules
They bought and sold the bucks and wenches, raped
And beat them, whipped them when they broke the rules.

Nazis dehumanized the Jews, whom they
Called “subhuman contaminants”, a peril
To the “master race,” for Jews, they said, were race-
Tuberculosis, sickness none should share.

Abortionists deny biology
And say a fetus is a clump of cells;
They say a woman is empowered, free,
If she will buy procedures doctors sell.

Let’s use our hearts and minds, discern, be wise,
Lest other persons be dehumanized.

~Day Williams

“Not a Person”