Thursday, 30 March 2017

Wounded Hearts (February 5, 2014)

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Are you
So unsure
In your own sexuality
You need to attack others
Who are?

With passing
Or pending legislation
Which reeks
Of "Jim Crow" laws
Against the LGBT+ community.

Bringing back
A dark and disgraceful period
Of American history
Under the fig leaf
Of religious freedom.

Only this time
You can't use
A person's skin colour
As the basis
For your hatred.

No matter
How you try
To justify your actions.

Hate remains hate.

And your actions
Need to be countered
By gestures.

Which builds bridges
Across these emotional divides
Not barbed wire fences
By the fanatics.

Who's hearts
Are harden
Against love
And understanding.

Therisa © 2014

Author's note; Another poem, from my poetic morgue, which sadly, seems more relative today, given the current political climate, in the United States, and parts of western Canada.

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