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Illegal Child

Born out of wedlock a bastard in title,

Cursed in scriptures and condemned with trials.

Even with beliefs aside the laws of man also condemn,

An illegitimate child is an illegal child according to “them.”

“Them,” meaning the lawmakers, who write the dissertations,

I see nothing but prejudgment that spawns discrimination.

Who writes these religions and who writes these laws?

Words can wound like sharp teeth and claws.

They say that the tongue is a two-edged sword,

It can heal or harm with but a single word.

A bastard I am by definition of these words,

So by law I am illegal and by scripture I am cursed.

Ironically law is not enforced in these regards,

Or I would be an illegal alien that requires a Green Card.

© 2018 Kevin C Davison

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