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Posted: June 10th. 2005 6:37:55 PM

Views: 2109

The Sanctity of Divorce

by Phronesus Disegno

Age Group: Adult

Some people take for granted
Their companionship in life
Any man and any woman
Can become husband and wife

The rest remain unrecognized
To face much opposition
From members of society
Who love such ammunition

I watch the hasty marriages
All based on "love", of course;
Supported by the church and state --
And ending in divorce...!

They never stopped to think about
The Gays they keep oppressed
Why some can stay together
Despite hatred from the rest

Despite a ruined childhood
In isolated despair
Unsure if they should be so sure
Of those who claim to care

Despite having genuine need
To seek the Higher Power
Exiled by all churches
Life destroyed within an hour

Despite the friends and family
Who insist how much they care
Come out, reach out, to be disowned
With loved ones found nowhere

Despite the negativity
Society has for Gays;
No laws to bind, but love remains,
For love has its own ways!

I don't need the church and state
To rear their hateful claws;
I know love comes from the heart,
Not morally stigmatic laws.

Society has much to learn
But not from zealous preachers,
The first is last, the last is first,
For Gays are now the teachers!

Author's Notes: Just a little poem about societal ignorance that manifests itself with moral stigma that contradicts itself into oblivion. I am utterly amazed at just how small-minded people can be, in terms of being members of a greater society, but when you take the people aside and view them as individuals, even the ones who seem the most prejudice appear to have a glimmer of love for those they are prejudice against. It all goes to show that there is a marked difference between religious dogma and what the heart recognizes as love and inner light.

I didn't write this to put down Christianity, but the religion has the potential to be so hollow that it makes people listen to what they are told, rather than to what their heart is saying.

I have always believed that any members of society who are continually oppressed for any reason, have the potential of being the most spiritual of all due to the forced introspection they must endure, only to find the light that reassures them they are truly wonderful and beautiful reflections of the Logos.

Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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