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I have marked the box of love – a poem

September 19, 2017 - 10:12 -- Admin

I have marked the box of love
And survived the survey
I am not gay, that is why

Survival is easy for me
A white man,
Free, at least, of oppression
A retired exploitée
Living on the scraps of super

But for those who have fought
So long and well
And those to come
Can we end this hell?

Embrace love, I did
That is the way
The truth, the light
Keep up the fight

For freedom rings its bell
It chimes for the old ways
And better days ahead

John Passant 19 September 2017