Very Beautifully said I have a vision in my mind and heart of World Peace and I fully realize this vision cannot become reality until we learn how to accept people for who or what they are Though I am not gay I see nothing wrong AT ALL with gay or bi people and just wish people would look more closely at themselves and correct their own faults rather then pointing out what they perceive to be someone elses faults God Bless Ron
I look forward to reading more writes from you I am quickly becoming a fan of your work Ron Please keep in touch
This poem lets a lot of anger and passion shine through. Although I did not like that poem as much as I liked your others, I jst want to say that you have a very good way of making others feel your emotions. The rhym,e is mostly very good as well and the flow very good worked out.
Anyhow, there are gay people who feel ashamed. A lot.
I to think this could apply to anything or anyone considered different from what you are use to and automatically dislike. It is a shame that being gay is such a taboo subject and unaccepted on a whole. I think you did a great job speaking up and in defense of your friend. I could sense the underline anger here and impatience with others for not waking up and opening their minds and hearts. Blunt wording and direct and powerful flow. Good job Heather!
It's funny how the United States seems to be so advanced in most ways but yet is so prudish...you would think intelligent life would be beyond going so crazy over sexuality by now, wouldn't you?
But then again...it's not just about that...I mean, take the first few lines of your piece here:
"so he doesn't walk or talk like you: For THIS he should feel shame?"
This could be about ANY difference...such as a handicap or a deformity or disease of some kind that just makes a person DIFFERENT from others that some people just can't seem to help themselves from attacking. When I read those lines I thought instantaneously of someone that I care about a great deal who is crippled and deformed by an agonizing disease and what he has to put up with every single day just to try to live a "normal" life...and yet inside, he is the most beautiful person I know...