Saturday, September 22, 2012

Why do we let this happen over and over again?

Am I going to feel like this forever?
Will my loneliness ever subside?
He has been taken from be by ignorant laws
Strangers have ripped him from our home

Will they ever understand what they are doing to us?
Will they ever have their rights trampled on like this?
I don't care who knows anymore
He is the man I love, the man I want to spend the rest of my life with

I will no longer sit idly by and let their hate and ignorance rule our lives
I will become a force to be reckoned with
I will channel this loneliness, use it to impact our lives for the better
Help those ignorant people understand that love must win, rights must prevail

If we lose this fight, they will be next
If one population can be oppressed without the others raising up against it
Then one by one, the dominoes will fall, one population at a time
If they only understood, it's not a question of if; it's a question of when

Didn't civil rights teach us anything?
Before the civil rights movement, another population was denied all of these rights
They too suffered under the oppression of the bigoted majority
They were forced to live as second-class citizens

Keep going back in time, and the same pattern repeats itself
The majority targets a small population and legally oppresses them
No other groups come to their defense
Not until enough of them have also suffered, but by then it's too late

Wake up people; stop the bigotry, hate and ignorance before it knocks on your door
We are depending on you; we need you to join this fight
Alone we may win this battle, together we cannot lose
We must fight for EVERYONE'S rights, not just our own

I want him to be able to come home
I want to make a life with him
Together we are so much more than the sum of two people
Please, join us against the oppression and help me bring him home

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