Motivational Poem: Let's Be Gay

Time it was when being gay meant merriment and cheer

Quiet far from the dreadful word we now call fear

Homos simply meant any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae

Not exclusively pointed to those whose lifestyle many would disagree

With this, a thought comes to me today

Why not choose to simply be gay?

Man used to be an adult male person in society

Far from the animal they call chauvinist in some glossary

Woman was defined as the adult female person in the land

Not a product sold in magazines, television, films or broad bands

I wonder then if it’s appropriate to say

Some things are here to stay --- let’s just be gay


Colored was associated with visual arts on print and silver screen

Not black or brown or yellow as now it would seem

Religion, as I recall, defined a people’s belief on a divine presence

Not a division disallowing God’s awesome Omnipresence

With this, I now would like to state

Let’s all be happy anyway and be gay

Human race used to be defined as the people living on planet earth

Truly not a competition on who gets the best and who takes the dirt

News then were information of recent and important events

Not at all exclusive to issues that shout of sex and violence

And thus, I’d like to ask if I may

Why sow fear when it’s easier to just be gay

Amidst the confusion and fear we face in our personal lives

May choices find respect and honor in our hearts and minds

Let unconditional love be our guide in building relationships

That acceptance become the embrace strengthening our friendship

If you agree with what this hub is trying to say

Please start your comment with Yes, let’s be gay!


Daisy Ba-ad

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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

YES, LETS BE GAY!  I love it Dayzee, those were the days when we all could just be gay.  What more can I say.  Beautiful hub.  I enjoyed and now must say goodnight after a thumbs up for it's after midnight and I am turning into a pumpkin!:) Good night!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This hub touched me, went straight to my heart. Its a message that encourages unity and not the  separation created by the mind/fears of mankind. 

On a humorous note, when I was in high school I didn't know what "I am proud to be gay" meant. Didn't know it was about sexual preference; I thought it meant to be happy, so I went around for a day or so telling my friends I was proud to be gay! It was explained to me what the word in the context meant.   I was fluent in English but its  not my first language so certain expressions didn't seem to reach me and I was honestly a very innocent teenager, too innocent and sheltered, but life wisened me up! 

Thumbs up!


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

Yes let's be gay!!!

Nice you've conked out the tension by publishing this one. Thanks! =)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Dottie, hurray let's be gay! Thank you for your comments and thumbs up before turning into a pumpkin. You never fail to make my day gay.Sleep tight my dear friend:)


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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Yes, let’s be gay!

Thank you dayzeebee, fro a truly remarkable hub. You bring it all down to teh simplest, purest response. Lovely!


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

VioletSun I was so amused by your sharing. You and Michelle seem to share the same "innocence" in what they call "worldly" matters. I'm glad to know you have wisened up. Haha I have this picture of you saying " I;m proud to be gay" wiht all sincerity and I find it endearing. Be blessed always friend of light and love:)


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Yes let's be gay! Simple, pure, and to the point

Well done!


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Charia Samher thank you for being gay! I'm glad you find this hub a tension buster of sorts LOL. Welcome to hub loving:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

RedElf it's a joy that you decided to be gay with us. I read your profile and am happy to find us sharing the same passion with theater arts. Amazing how we get to meet great people by simply hubbing. Looking forward to reading your hubs. Be blessed:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Enelle Lamb simple and straight to the point is truly one way to simply be gay. Thank you for your approval. I believe I have much to learn from you. Be seeing you around. Be blessed:)


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Yes, let's be gay! I love this. How perfectly said. Have always wondered about all these issues you bring up. Fantastic. Enjoyed the read much! Thank you, dayzeebee.


nazishnasim 7 years ago

*puts a word here and a word there* ... Bless get yaye! :D Loved yer poem ...esp. : "Woman was defined as the adult female person in the land Not a product sold in magazines, television, films or broad bands"

*turns gay* ! :D


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

Beautiful writing and so to the point...Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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Sunny Robinson 7 years ago from Tennessee

Yes, let's be gay! This poem is *so* cute, how could anyone not be gay today?


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Yes, let's be gay! I'm jumping on this bandwagon, for sure.

What a wonderful light you shed on these expressions of thought-less disrespect. To me, this says it all: "That acceptance become the embrace strengthening our friendship."

Thumbs up, Daisy.


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Frieda Babbley, it's good to know you enjoyed the hub which made me gay. It excites me to find more people taking on a positive look in life. Thanks for joining the "movement".LOL. God bless:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Nazishnasim thank you for turning gay after reading about woman not being products sold in places like broad bands. Will be checking on your hubs too. Nice meeting you. Be blessed:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Nancy Niche, thank you for your compliment. Be blessed always:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Sunny Robinson, it's great to find you gay today and may everyday remain sunny for you always and in all ways:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Sally's Trove, seeing you gayly jumping on the bandwagon is a sight to behold. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. It's always a delight to have you around. Keep loving and be blessed. Hugs:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Let's be gay!  Now with that being said, I can laugh with joy.  Hahahaha I was also chuckling at your comment about VioletSun and me being the same. It is wonderful to see another perspective to things. Thanks dayzeebee! Hugs...


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Yes, be joyful and gay and ripples of love will flood through the day. Thanks Michelle. Always a pleasure to find you laughing like a child. Hugs:)


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Some great sentiments there.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

very interesting. I like this this hub.


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Ethel Smith, thank you for your comment. It's always a pleasure to meet new hubbers. Will be visiting you soon:) Godbless:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Prasetio30, my gratitude for leaving a comment. As an educator I know this kind of hub interests you. Take care:)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Love this, Daisy. You're right, let's all be gay! Such a sweet, loving person you are. I'm proud to know you.

I must bid you good-night now but wanted to make sure I dropped by to read yours and Michelle's hubs before I went to bed. I just knew there'd be something special to read in them both.

Nighty-night hugs.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

It is so nice to be gay after reading your poem. Thanks Daisy.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

It is so good to read such an upbeat and positive hub one that is for unity and love there is already too much negative stuff going on in the world it is good to see people going against the flow. I am happy to say there seems to be many people here at hubpages prepared to go against the flow of negativity and I think that is why hubpages feels such a friendly and encouraging place to belong to. A nice Gay hub  


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hey Shirley, it's great to know you are up and about and gay! Do take it easy though. I'm happy you're back but hope you not exhaust yourself too much. Thank you for such elating words. I too am joyful and honored to be part of your life. Hugs and be blessed:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Tatjana-Mihaela, it's great of you to feel so gay too! Always makes me feel warm to reconnect with my hubber friends again. See you around:)


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Maggie, I am honored to read your wisdom. It lends weight to the intention of this hub. I believe we are drawn to the very people who share the same passion in spreading positive energies onto this world. May we all continue to be gay as we sprinkle love dust along the way. God bless you:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi dayzeebee, let's be gay! I am back to see all the comments from the happy people! LOL


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Ripplemaker, thanks for dropping by to check on the level of cheer in this hub. Still smiling and still being gay about the whole experience. Take care:)


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christinekv 7 years ago from Washington

Hi Dayzeebee...this was great! Let's be gay (I think people tend to say "joyful" now a days instead)! Very simple yet profound, and a reminder for us all!

Love the imagery you included too...you are so creative and artistic, extremely multi- talented!

You are a Blessing!


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Christine, it's always great to hear from you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. All those who come are blessings from on high for you all show the power of unconditional love. My gratitude and love to you. Hugs:)


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salmanali123 7 years ago

:) lol yeah lets be gay..nice hub urs


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Salmanali123, I'm glad you decided to be gay with us.LOL. Take care:)


Latrelle Ross 7 years ago

This was beautiful Dayzee ~ I'll be gay too :D

Love it!


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Latrelle, Oh it is a joy to have you on board. Keep being gay. Blessings to you:)


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aesthunter 7 years ago

really nice, just takes us back to the right places !


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Aesthunter, I'm happy you feel that way. Thanks for commenting. God bless:)


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bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

YES, LET'S BE GAY! as i read there is this happy beat that i felt. wonderful lines and very positive, too! why, oh why, do hominids complicate and not just be gay?


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Bingskee,hahaha I am happy you decided to join us and be gay. Yes, the world needs more love and laughter to help bring more light unto this everyone's soul. Blessings:)


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I am so sorry I just got around to reading this. It is wonderful and I really enjoyed it. Charming and upbeat, it tells so many truths. Thank you. And....yes, let's be gay!!


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dayzeebee 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Alekhous, thank you for your comments. Glad to have an exceptional educator deciding to be gay with us.LOL. Blessings:)


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sofs 5 years ago

Yes lets be gay! I love this, May be we are kindred spirits dayzeebee.. I enjoyed every bit of it!...Glad to have met you!!


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dayzeebee 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Sofs, oh I believe we are. Happy you enjoyed this bit. Honored to have met you too. Blessings:)


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Yes. Let's be gay! I found your poem to be both beautiful and funny. Your sense of humor is splendid. I am glad to be following you.


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dayzeebee 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Sligobay, Oh what kind words. It is my honor to be your follower too. Blessings:)

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