Wednesday, 6 July 2016

No Compromises (July 6, 2016)

Society's paradigm
Has shifted
Once more.

Regardless
Of your religious
Or social beliefs.

In accepting
Human rights
Apply to everyone.

And not
Just for:

White
Straight
Cis-gender
Christians.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: On Sunday, July 3, 2016, the protest group, Black Lives Matter, held Toronto's Pride parade hostage, for 30 minutes, as they protested, against the inequality and exclusiveness of the Pride Parade, towards visible minorities, like Aboriginal and Asian Canadians. I wonder, what are they proposing to deal, with the rampant homophobia and transphobia, within the various Afro-Canadian communities? Having myself, experienced, first hand, these forms of hate-based ignorance, during various times of my life.

My first new poem that I have written, in almost 11 days, for me.

14 comments:

  1. I feel so sad to learn of this type of discord. It seems like empathy plays such a little role in these human relations, when it should be the main player.

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    1. Reality is, Myrna, scoring political points come first, before the need of the community does. How does one explain Trump's rise to power?

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  2. This poem is powerful. It's about time this shift happened. I'm glad you're writing again.

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    1. Thank you, Susan, for your kind words. As for writing, it's still a struggle, until the depression is, fully over, for me.

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  3. Yes, history will prove the truth of our shared struggle, your Chicanx brother, Moskowitz

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    1. Thank you, Mosk, just wish, we didn't have to struggle, for what is, an universal part of our existence.

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  4. It is sad when minority factions turn against each other when, united, they could stand strong. Sigh. Yes, human rights are for all. Well said, Therisa.

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    1. Sherry, if you asked me, is there racism, within Toronto's LGBT+ community, I would say, without any doubt, a strong "YES"!. Except BLM actions, on Sunday, where not driven to seek a political solution, to a very deep rooted problem, but, to embarrass Pride Toronto, and take revenge against the city police force. Like a politician seeking the spotlight, at any cost.

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  5. I think there is no compromise for everyone to be human... but it require compromise to accept all differences.. maybe that's the balance.

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    1. Sadly, Bjorn, not enough people realize, the profound words that you have typed out, in your commentary, on this poem. Making this world, a worse place, to live.

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  6. Such a beautifully poignant write, Therisa.

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    1. Thank you, Sanaa, but I do wish, I wasn't writing about the darker side of humanity, and the cruelty that we do, to each other.

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  7. too bad the people in this world cant just get along

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    1. Humanity is, a funny creature, we say one thing, and then do, the exact opposite, in harming our neighbours, for being different.

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