In Your Face


You say that all news is about gays today

Not that you object to their lifestyle per se

It’s just that it seems to be always in your face

But can you allow any discriminatory trace?


What would you think if you were born years ago?

When it was Women’s Rights in the show

To the extent that they created an amendment

That had little to do with their first true sentiments


Both of these have to do with human rights

Getting them into the Christian gun sights

Holding their morals, as incongruent though they be

With the reality of lives as they look to me


“We don’t like same sex marriages or gays” you say

Slogans that seem to say what you really do hate

Which is anyone that is different in your view

Anyone who is not precisely just like you


With trying to be holy by saying you forgive

Doesn’t mean that you will let them live

Persecutions and deaths around the world

Building from the slogans that you frequently hurled


To justify your religion’s motive and overbearing drive

You cling to the myth that your god is still alive

That he knows the truth and has given it to you

But that book is put together without any glue


It was written and compiled long before science

When not accepting religion was a deadly defiance

Long before we could know the truth of our genetics

Because man was a group of scientific diabetics


Well life goes on, and on, and on

Forming ripples in the singular pond

Spreading out and meeting resistances

Sometimes calling from nearby distances


We all have to cope with what we don’t like

Even when they, not us, are given the mike

To say what it is you don’t want to hear

Even though what is it is isn’t necessarily clear


It’s all a part of life as we trudge through

And we hope that it’ll be good for you

Until then we watch while they gain

As we all work together towards being sane


Barbara Blackcinder

About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a hunger for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and especially mine when you read those from me.
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2 Responses to In Your Face

  1. Thanks for the great comment. I don’t see where I say that God was throwing the stones though? And yes, throwing stones is very anti-Christian, but we all carry out little pocket full of pebbles anyway.

  2. mary says:

    This is a masterpiece! A true verse of the truth!
    I only wish to make one comment in defense of God, for it is not He who is throwing the Christian stones. In fact, those who do throw those stones are not true christians. Loved this piece and peace to every single INDIVIDUAL on this beautiful earth!

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