Religiously informed temperament flares up
Around the fearful idea that somehow
The world of the plentiful human, if left unchecked,
Could soon become depopulated
By marriage arrangements that cannot anatomically fulfill
God's mandate to earthlings
To continually procreate on this, our earth;
We would, in critics' eyes, soon become extinct if same sex sexuality
Became a commonly accepted pairing ideal;
This prediction surely must be the common fundamentalist consensus
That drives the outcries and legislative efforts
Of Americans, who speak their minds
Against an expansion of the current marriage definition;
This fear mongering that forms the basis for hate based crime
And other such despicable acts
Must be based on a belief that homosexuality is contagious,
And that if allowed to flourish within the public eye
And placed on par with
Currently accepted modes of expressed sexual drive,
'It' would soon infest the minds and loins
Of self appointed marriage apostles
And self righteous heterosexuals
And turn them on and nudge them toward
Trying the deviant slice of life;
What discriminating laws and zealous public calls
In favor of curing and thus eradicating
The very existence of homosexuality
Propagate and radically try to sell
Are a criminalized image of a homosexual's life
That equates a person's same sex way to express love
To accusations of being a child molesting menace;
What haters are trying to infiltrate and mold in common folk's head
Is the association of a same sex lifestyle
With the desecration of the sanctity of childhood,
And on a broader scale,
The annihilation of the religious right
With its biblical duty to populate;
Haven't studies shown that throughout history
A steady 10 percent of the population
Has subscribed or found leanings toward their own kind?
Why would a sudden marriage acceptance clause within U.S. law
Change a balance maintained since immemorial time?
What exactly, apart from religious hubris
Fed by dogmatic limitation,
Are the reasons for why we can't love be
In all its forms?
It has been said that, both, men and women
Have feminine and masculine traits within
So why would a same sex couple be less apt
In raising a well adjusted kid,
Who is receiving love from two parental units?
Because of an environment, whose narrowing viewpoints
And offshoot toxicity attack and negate
The many faces and facets love can take,
While wishing to ostracize a flexible model of planned parenthood;
Sticking to one's traditions and guns
Has never served for long,
When life teaches us
That definitions and paradigms are ripe
With evolutionary changes and adjustments
To a status quo always in flux;
Where does the rejection of the 'otherly loved' find validation
But in a potent fear based on a scarcity of fact?
Where are the statistics
That indicate a homosexual population is prone
To greater crime, to increased subversion of the young,
To an erosion of the blessed state
Of currently accepted marital displays?
Aren't we living in a country, where divorces are rampant,
Where pornographic minds are on the prowl,
And sex scandals stain the very houses of government
That are ironically in charge of 'cleaning up our immoral caves'?
Is this nation's current situation that enviable
That the moralizing conservative base can justifiably claim
Heterosexuals have it all figured out and well sorted out?
What about the current state of parent hood and child raising?
Can any of this country's heterosexual citizenry righteously assert
That how it's presently done proves and paves the way
Of how it 'should' be done?
What in all reality has happened
Since same sex marriage became federal law?
Did marriage become one huge Turkish bath house
Cut loose of fidelity, loyalty, honesty, and integrity?
Did marriage's procreation imperative become meaningless
Because for some couples
It means considering adopting a child instead of having one?
Did marriage become a laughingstock because
How could two women or two men know about raising a child,
When it is absolutely 'clear' that she needs both mom and dad?
Did the age old ten percent suddenly grow exponentially
And infiltrate its dirty mores thus turning
A formerly sacred into the now profane?
Let's take a quick look at the United States' traditional marriage situation;
Let's make an assessment, shall we:
Statistically significant amounts of couples get married too fast,
Have children too soon, and get divorced too often,
The consequence of which are an increasing number
Of single family households, where one parent plays
Both mom and dad;
Today's population has reached an alarming number of 7 billion,
Of which a healthy statistic is reserved
For abandoned and orphaned children,
whose representation continues to grow in weed like formation;
Marriages between differently 'gendered' couples
Experience their narrated share
Of marital infidelity, grey shades of loyalty, absence of honesty,
And questionable practices of integrity;
Family values are well touted but quite often found to be tainted;
So what, in God's name, then, gives the heterosexual majority the right
To preach all over the news and dictate our laws
On an issue where their side can hardly claim
To have dug out remotely moral ground?
What makes them think that they somehow can appropriate God's word
And besides, who said the Christian God should have a say
In the way our land formulates its laws?
What about religious freedom and the separation of church and state?
How can a constitution define marriage as exclusively male - female
Without placing the Bible on equal footing with the Constitution?
Have we reverted back to biblical times and thus
Are being subjected to biblical laws?
And if so,
In those times, homosexual leanings were just another way to love,
Just another facet of expressing emotions among humans;
Many a famous politician and conqueror held his gender
In amorous high regard and simultaneously enjoyed
Both admiration and fame
Undimmed by his sexual orientation or preference;
So, why can't we just all love and let love?
What bad happenings have ever emerged from expressing one's heart?
What type of Pandora's Box would befall us
If we let all forms of love exist
In the open for all to relish and take comfort in?
Doesn't love breed more love? Doesn't it pacify and unify?
Wouldn't a greater receptacle of love
Generate a higher energy vibration
Among our world's citizenry?
Why make ourselves moral apostles against the existing vastness of love?
Why not relinquish our militant arms and join together our anatomical ones
To allow for a world,
Where anyone's, everyone's love is accepted and welcome?
Why refuse homosexuals a right that heterosexuals
So many times have properly abused?
In the end, isn't love about people
And about falling in love with a person?
Can't we set aside erectile deficient categories of gender and sexuality?
We are each other, and we are one underneath and beyond
All our shapes and sizes
Love is the answer
So why make it a limiting one?