Matthew's Story

November 25, 2008
We’re knocking holes in the darkness
of inequality and hate,
orientation, prejudice, and bigotry
there’s no time to debate.
Everyone has the choice
of what is moral and what is right,
simply by choosing not to act,
can’t bring the dream to light.
The real dream of tolerance,
acceptance with it too,
takes time; it wont be sudden
seeing it slowly coming true.
Because of one event that caused
to spin the world’s attention
to a little town out west,
on something that caused tension.

A boy was murdered for who he was
trying to make his way,
in a close-minded generation
where it’s bad to be gay.

Two guys treated him like laundry,
and left him out to dry,
alone in the Wyoming wilderness
where they left and hoped he’d die.

The boy is Matthew Shepard
with his parents back on the farm
not knowing of their son’s tragedy,
‘nor of the two that did him harm.

As this event was happening
the whole world watched along,
they witnessed the pain and sorrow
results of the two who did much wrong.

But now the times are changing,
good overpowering hate
the dream slowly coming alive
there’s no room to debate.

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