Poetry

Our Issues Were Not their Issues

OUR ISSUES WERE NOT THEIR ISSUES

 

Why do I have to apologize for not liking same sex marriage?

It is ugly.

It gives me the creeps.

I get the cooties.

 

I don’t mean it personal but you know I am sensitive to realities

Rather than ideologies.

That’s so.

You know, I am a creature of this world not the fictional world

Of made up genders.

 

I mean, if you like same sex marriage what do I care.

But you can’t seem to stand that I think it is a perversion,

A contradiction,

A dodge from reality like a grammar school boy

Ducking a dodge ball and still getting hit.

 

Do you really think that the Founding Fathers discussed the merits

Of confused little boys going to the girl’s room?

Or the outhouse?

They would have flipped their wigs and taken away the boy’s dresses.

Or they probably wouldn’t have known what you were talking about.

Constitutional?

It would have been extra-terrestrial.

Out of bounds.

 

Our issues were not their issues and you can’t kick the foot of the present

Into the behind of history

Or whatever.

 

If a woman dressed as a man comes into the Men’s Room

Forgive me for throwing up.

Forgive me for having a real reaction to an illness

Rather than an ideological accommodation to fit in with the crowd.

Forgive me for being a gloriously politically incorrect human being.

 

 

If my clear sighted humanity part rejects sexual confusion that does not mean

That I am a fascist

But that I see the trees as trees and the birds on them

As beautiful

As the sky filled with kites in autumn.

 

I don’t mean to hurt LGBT’s feelings but if I don’t hang onto reality

The world will fall apart into little pairs of crotchless underwear

And people won’t know whether to sit down

Or stand up for what is real.

They will get flushed down the toilet

Of wrongly dressed whimsy.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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