Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Evolution of Intolerance:

With their cloaks of fear and ignorance wearing thin,
Those who stand against gay equality
Will soon stand before the world
As they stand before their God,
Wrapped only in the tattered cloth of bigotry.

Though less recognizable
Than the white sheets of another era,
The cloth still chafes;
Bleeding, infecting, and scarring
All who continue to wear it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Fading Tales of Heroes

World War II novels
With tattered covers
Worn out bindings
And faded pages
Are put up each night

But by day
You can find them
Out in the halls
Sitting on benches
Walking on pathways

I saw them last week
At the Old Soldier's Home
With their thin necks
Like bookmarks tucked
Into real life war stories