Poem: Leave Your Shoes

 

 

If you don’t see me as equal,

I still see you as equal,

if you see my sexuality as wrong,

I still see yours as right.

 

But don’t expect me to respect your opinion

about things damaging to me,

about things inaccurate about me,

I accept you have the right to the opinion

and I respect you as a fellow human

but I will never respect

your prejudice

dressed up in so many guises

that I’ve lost count,

if you believe your words shouldn’t hurt

then you are very misguided,

put yourself in my shoes,

if I was personal about your sexuality,

would you think it was alright?

Please stop telling me to

try to understand you

when the root of this problem is

that you could never understand me.

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Poem: Falling Asleep

I have fell asleep to Christ

and I’m happy sleeping,

if one wants to be awake

go for it,

I just wish Priests would

stop telling me to wake up,

darlings I’m grand sleeping,

I’m awake to being nice to people

and that’s all that matters

and yes you can be nice to people

and not believe in God,

it’s very possible,

very easy to be.

Poem: Partnership

 

They have so much in common,

both filled with passionate fire

and passionate compassion,

following each dream together,

making each other stronger.

Striving for common goals,

best friends, partners, relationship goals,

she is the chilled out person with

sarcastic wit

and deep pensive eyes,

he is the slightly reserved English person with

a protective streak

whose deep pensive eyes marry with hers.

They bring out each other’s gentleness

and strength.

Apart they are both a force to be reckoned with,

together they are so powerful.

Love, companionship, shared dreams,

it doesn’t get much better than that.

Poem: London

More madness,

this time in London,

more deaths

of people on a night out,

more religious fanatics

who can’t bear happiness.

These times are crazy

but we will remain strong,

strong together.

May all those who died on London Bridge

rest in peace and may their loved ones gain

strength at this very sad time.

Poem: Senseless Violence

So many lives lost,

so senseless,

the world is getting stranger,

so violent,

young people and children

just out enjoying a concert,

many peoples’ lives cut short.

For nothing,

for absolutely nothing.

May those who died in the Manchester attacks last night

rest in peace and may their loved ones find strength

at this very sad time.

Poem: The Beautiful People

To be kind,

To value differences,

To fill the world with love

And not hate and ignorance.

Shower the world in flowers,

Not in daggers.

A world of kind words,

Of kind actions.

Make the world easier,

Not harder,

It’s hard enough as it is.

Pollute the world in

Love,

Understanding,

Goodness,

Beauty,

Those who do are the true beautiful people.

 

Poem: Bigots

Bigots playing the victim

While trying to make out everyone else is.

“I wanted to say it without anyone saying I was a bigot”,

Sadly dears the world is educated,

People know what a bigot is.

Bigots going on about freedom of speech

While saying no one should be disgusted by their words.

The last time I looked that was the other person’s freedom of speech to be.

Most laughable of all bigots saying calling them bigots

Or anything related to it is “name-calling”,

A statement of fact isn’t name-calling.

Bigots twisting things around,

“I feel like this because of my religion

So their been prejudice towards me now”,

No, their calling you out because of what you said,

Not because of what religion you are.

I’m a Catholic,

No one says anything to me about been Catholic,

That kind of says it all.

“I feel like this because of the generation I’m from

So their been prejudice towards me now”

No, their calling you out because of what you said,

Not what age you are.

Do people call out older people

Who don’t say prejudice things?

That kind of says it all.

Of course you have freedom of speech

But this isn’t the 1920s anymore,

People will challenge you,

That’s how the world works.

Freedom of speech

Doesn’t equal freedom of consequences.