Cruel Regression


United States
37° 56' 2.904" N, 121° 41' 48.2784" W

Well, it seems we have a bit of a problem
We've stuck ourselves in the exact same situation
That we put ourselves in 50 years ago
It took until 1967 for our entire country to come to our senses
And legalize interracial marriage
I thought we had progressed,
But I guess we're still stuck in the same
Hateful rut
Because for some reason our judges say
That there's something wrong for two people in love
To get married
Just because they belong to the same gender
We threw out the Jim Crowe laws
But Prop 8 still taints California's court rooms
Like maggots in a piece of rotten meat

Right wing politicians yell and scream
About protecting the sanctity of marriage
But let's be honest
They're just perfuming and applying makeup
To the decomposing corpse of their own ignorance and hatred

My preacher told me Jesus loves us all
But I guess that doesn't apply to the people that he calls
"Faggots and Queers" because of who they fall in love with

It's darkly ironic and
Even demonic
That the tones we use to describe homosexual love
Are so often sardonic
As if there was something to be mocked and sneered at
About loving someone of the same sex

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed
But that's just the tip of the iceberg
And I find it a bit absurd that homosexuals are allowed to die for our country
But restrained from living in matrimony with the ones that they love

Humanity evolves while humanitarianism does the opposite
It's pathetic how we care more about a crack in the glass screen
Of our iPhone 5
Than we care about the cracks in the hearts of women and men
Whom our laws say cannot be with each other

Oppression prevails
While human rights fall backwards
Can you understand my words?
What I'm saying is that in my 17 years
I've seen enough hate to last a lifetime
All I can hope is that this inhumanity ceases before
How inhumane we are mutates us into something inhuman altogether



Wow. Gives me goosebumps.


Wow. Gives me goosebumps.

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