A Left-Handed Movement

Poem written by recipeforferret on Wednesday 1, May 2019

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A poem about a left-handed uprising, or 'people of alternative hands' as we prefer to be called (not at all to be taken seriously).

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For far too long, this has gone on. I bottled my feelings, now they’re too strong. My right can’t dance, sing nor jot a single thing that which my left has got. Where are the representatives, the cults, the activists, that stand up for what protrudes on our lefty wrists? Smudges on paper and stupid scissors, if we were born the right way, we’d all be wizards. Handshakes are awkward, the can opener’s an abuser. This unfair world was built for the right handed user. We need to move, we need to take action! We need safer spaces, for the left-handed faction! The pen is ‘hand-ist’, screwdrivers are oppressive. We can’t grasp anything, we’re not allowed to live. It’s not intersectional and it’s not right that “people of alternative hands” have to fight. So, let’s go my lefties! For glory and for freedom! It’s not trivial at all. What, are you so dumb? Can you not see my point of view?
   

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    Kudos from a fellow lefty! My daughter is a lefty, my mother was born right brained but was savagely forced to change by the nuns at school (it was widely believed that left-handedness was a product of the devil). I still remember the ink stains from my school days when fountain pens were the mainstay and those pathetic desks designed for the 90 per cent right-handed students! I recall with dismay years ago when the "left Handed" shop in town closed for lack of business. If you check out chapter 1 in my novel, there is a scene where the main character--a lefty student displays his frustrations. Poem is very cleverly written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. POWER TO LEFTIES!!!!! By the way weren't 3 or 4 of recent USA Presidents Lefties!
    Thanks mate. Hard to understand what purpose being left-handed would serve the devil.
    From a fellow lefty, i like thus. Content was pretty good. And overall writing style made it nice to read. Well done