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Hey, Gay! (A Poem)

Updated on May 24, 2013


Hey, Gay

That's OK

Why should I care

Anyway

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Hey, doper

I'm no stoker

It will save the world

So says some joker

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Hey, aborter

The knife's on order

You'd keep the babe

But you can't afford her

.

Hey, rock star

Here's my kids

Big money is cool

So flip their lids

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Hey, people

Is this for real

How come you say

It's no big deal


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    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Hi Romeo's Quill. And thanks for an even handed review. Yes, I agree that people who were sexually abused as children sure to get skewed by it often, one way or another. "If you cause any of these little children to sin it will have been better for you to have had a mill stone strung around your neck and you be cast into the ocean." -The Nazarene

      Sounds cold but what if it really is that way? No hard feelings toward anyone, irregardless.

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi WW; An interesting poem, that's obviously bound to kick up a little dust, so to speak.The title obviously has various meanings, and speaking as a straight male, who has spoken to quite a few folk whose sexuality differs from mine, I've found that many of them were physically/sexually/emotionally abused by family members, relatives, or family friends, as young kids, thus messing with their compass, so I try to be understanding about it.

      The Abortion Bill was put through the House of Commons here in the U.K. to be reviewed, a few years' ago, and I wrote , and received back replies from my Member of Parliament ,but unfortunately, it went through again, so I guess it's down to the consciences of the mother's now.

      I think you're right - these issues, and others penned in your verse, are a big deal, and thank you.

      Have a marvelous weekend,

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill.

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks, Stella. You gave me a boost at the end of a long trying day. Alright!

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      I'll take your advice to heart, d.william. I believe in respecting the right of others to make their own decisions about these things and I am happy with that.

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      d.william 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      what a beautiful and well written poem. Powerful message but done with humor, wit and style. Please do not pay attention to the haters who comment on your work. They are the ones who will have to withstand the wrath of their own Gods for spreading their hatred and passing judgement on others. You can not take the comments of those who are so ill informed, to heart. They are to be pitied for their malevolent indoctrination into the fairy tale world of religious dogma.

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Hi attemptedhumour! Humor is the path to enlightenment, but only if silly. You are a sage! lol!

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      attemptedhumour 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Well this was silly too, but well written and interesting. Cheers

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Hi Pollyannallana and psikotik1. I respect and appreciate anyone who is able to speak up about his or her true opinion on anything. I am not displeased with either of you. Thanks for speaking your minds because it seems to me we are attacked personally far too much now a days for doing so. We should not let anyone make us fearful of giving our true considered opinion about anything. That is what happened in Hitler's Germany and that really was not very long ago. We don't want that to happen again, I hope.

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      psikotik1 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I am sorry for my comment on changing the name of your poem, Wrath. And I certainly didn't mean to set off this sort of controversy. I hope that people who read my comment will not think I am intolerant, or a bigot. I have a few gay friends and I think highly of them all. One wrongly interpreted comment led to all of this, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it.

      I also apologize to you for putting you through this mess.

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      Pollyannalana 

      7 years ago from US

      Well I don't want to push my luck with you and hot bed don't bother me but when God destroyed Sodom (where sodomy got its name) and Gomorrah two cities, telling the only good family to leave before He did I think it is pretty plain to see what He thinks of Gay and I don't guess at things, I study and know and of course no one is perfect but Gay is just as wrong as murder only the sin is committed more often but I will say no more here on it. I just assumed you were taking a stand, sorry if I misunderstood. I don't care if they do it either if they can't see the truth I only have a problem with Christians who try to change what the bible says and God says anyone who adds or takes away from the bible it will be added or taken away from them. Might be hard to believe with all i write about but bible study is a love of mine. I am not screaming at anyone or hated just telling them what they won't see for their own eternity.

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Hi Pollyannatana. You are stepping onto a hot bed. Personally I don't care much about what others decide to do. It is their decision and they are welcome to it, in my thinking. I am not interested in angering God but because I am sure I do things He tells me not to due to my weakness in self control I can be patient with others who do the same. I am not able to predict what God will say to who on Judgement Day about his pleasure or displeasure with them. I hope we all make it into a better life someday. Thanks for your comment.

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      Pollyannalana 

      7 years ago from US

      I lost a lot of friends here over Gays and I have nothing against them either except when Christians claim God says it is OK. I don't know what people who can't read are doing here and i wasn't the one who brought it up but I certainly was not about to go against God, and you are so right, we don't push our sexuality into anyone elses face. I guess I just don't know how to be politically correct with the word of God. I have known Gays I have liked very much in the entertainment business especially but there is none going to preach in my Church or teach my children if they are teaching it is OK because it is not and much as I am wishing they would see the light, they can go to Hell if they want to I reckon. I have never been too good beating around the bush. Yes we are all sinners, but if we live in sin we have trod Jesus blood underfoot as an unholy thing and there is no more forgiveness. These words are from the bible.

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks nighthag! I am pleasantly surprised to hear that from one of my favorite poetesses!

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      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      a wonderful witty read

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      That sounds right to me, PDXKaraokeGuy. I think the love as in the Bible is a philosophy of life and a plan on how to live rather than a very strong emotion. One does not have to emote a lot to have good will toward others, as the Bible writers tell us to do. Thanks.

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      it is possible to be morally opposed to someone or to certain actions and not be a bigot. I'm a fairly liberal Christian. The Bible explicitly states that homosexuality is a sin. The Bible also explicitly states that we are to love one another. I have sever TG friends a lesbian sister in law. I love them very much. Just because I don't approve of the way they live, doesn't mean I hate them. I sure the way I live would offend many people as well. It's not what u say or do, it's how u say or do it. A good book on the subject is "Love is an Orientation." if this subject interests you, then I recommend that book!

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      That is what I don't like. They got it so you are either called cool or a nerd, depending on your opinions, and I don't agree with much of what is pandered as cool. People buy a car or a smear campaign on the basis of how cool it is according to the media people. "Now everything is a little upside down, As a matter of fact the wheels have stopped,What's good is bad, what's bad is good, You'll find out when you reach the top..."-Bob Dylan

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i just think the world has gone too PC. You can't have a moral opinion anymore without being called a bigot

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Homophobia strikes me as a manipulative buzz word. Someone with a phobia, medically, reacts to far grater extent to the object of his phobia than most people do. Thanks again.

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i agree. I'm pretty liberal in terms of my politics and personal life. People can do what they want, but i hate the term homophobia. it's simplistic and far too broad

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks, PDXKaraokeGuy for listing your thought. Gays are ok with me but I get tired of having it pushed at me constantly. I never gave a gay a hard time and none of my friends or family ever did and I don't like it when media people and others talk to me as if I did. Heterosexuals have just as much right to courtesy as anyone else.

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i disagree with psi. the title is the REASON I read this poem :-)

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Hi jami l. pereira. That's so nice. It gave my day a great start. Thanks.

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      jami l. pereira 

      7 years ago

      Witty and funny , and creatively idealic , thanks for the read , voted up and funny :)

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks, psikotik1. You are right that it is not critical of other peoples right to make their own choices. We are all unique and that is needed for society to thrive. If we were all doctors and lawyers and guitar players who would cook and who would fix the cars and who would build the camp fires?

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      psikotik1 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Very witty, indeed! But you might want to rethink the title of your poem. It could be misconstrued as being homophobic and someone might not read it. That would be a shame as it is a very nice poem.

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