Poem - Equal Rights. Today.
Today my world changed
A shackle came off my heart.
Despite not being directly affected
My being opened up …
To liberty. To hope. To humanity.
Today is momentous.
Today my heart is warm
Bubbling with excitement
Brimming with friendship
To all people, who should all be equal.
Today surely, the world will grow.
Edgily, imperfectly sometimes; but forward.
We breath a sigh of relief
We smile with twinkling eyes
We hug and see within people
Today. People gay, straight, whatever, whoever
In a public and legal recognition
Of human rights. Of liberty.
Of recognition of human connection.
Today will never be like yesterday
People of the same gender can EXPECT
To be treated as equal, instead of hope
You are equal. We are equal.
Today, I’m proud of the world I live in.
What a strong, positive statement when so much in our world is wrong.
Today, a wrong was put right.
What can be achieved tomorrow?
Like paintings, words have the power to connect. I share my poems here with you in the hope that they benefit others.