Conversations: Angels And Demons (Part Three) - Poem by Eric Cockrell
i sat down to talk to a
young gay man the day after
Amendment One passed...
'so, what do you do now? '
'i dont know... dont know whether
i'm more saddened or angry. and
i dont want to be either.'
'why do you think it passed? '
'i dont know if the majority
of people here are afraid of
people like me, or they just
hate me. for what i believe,
for my lifestyle, for whomever
i choose to love...
and the thing is... there's nothing
to be afraid of... i'm a human being
just like them.
and i dont hate them... what they believe
or how they live... i dont hate them
for loving. and i dont hate their God...
i believe in God just as much as they do! '
'it's funny you mention the God thing...
i felt like it was the underlying problem.
their definition of what God is, and what
God allows... and their sense of 'moral
judgement'...they're building walls when
they need to be building bridges! '
'if we're all created in God's image, and
yet we are diverse... then what's the problem? '
'all human beings have the right to love,
and to be loved... i think what we're most
afraid of is something in ourselves we dont
understand... i dont think we know who we are,
or who God is...'
'we're all just human beings, and we need to
live in a way that is respectful... that's
the only real answer...'
'agreed... wish you luck! '
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