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I'm Sorry I Can't Be You

October 30, 2010
By earthy_kat GOLD, Sebree, Kentucky
earthy_kat GOLD, Sebree, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today." - Hazel from the book Watership Down (by Richard Adams).

I'm sorry I can't be a small-minded bigot
Who can't understand that a man and a man
Being together is called love, and I'm sorry
That I can't be a rich little straight girl who
Doesn't understand that a woman holding hands
With another woman is called affection.

I'm sorry I can't be one of the rioters,
Holding up picket signs outside the courthouses
To let everyone know how wrong their opinion is.
I'm sorry I can't a be state representative,
Sitting in a stuffy room arguing that God
Said this, and God said that, when there
Is supposed to be a seperation between
The words of God and the State.

I'm sorry I can't be a social worker
Prying tearful children from the arms
Of their parents just because they
Are the same gender as one another.
I'm sorry I can't be a judge,
Ruling that a man cannot have custody
Of his child because his wife is homophobic.

I'm sorry I can't be you.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to right this piece by all the drama and issues flying around about gay rights. I support gay rights, and I will always support gay rights. Gays are people, too!

Also, this poem can be found on Deviant Art.com, on my account. (:

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on Nov. 16 2010 at 11:40 am
Luckylucky GOLD, Hartford, Connecticut
13 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
''be nice to others,everyone is fighting their own battles''
''only people who risk going far,know how far they can go''
''what have you done to make your life better?''

and also i think its stupid to use "god said that" because theres a separation between words of god and state and so i agree with u and its mostly because i am an atheist and also because its true....