We remain shackled and chained to our past,
Bound to ideals thought long ago buried.
Under the same sky we are born and die,
Returned back to the earth caste-less.
Equality seems a distant dream.
We feign to have grown,
Only to rebound to our stunted ways,
Taking aim at the latest victim.
Shouldn’t we be color blind to the flesh by now,
Incomprehensible is it to have to legislate,
Over and over and over.
These delusions are not the end,
Fear mongering has become both sport and folly,
Substituting understanding for hostility and ignorance,
Attempting to rally the naive.
Those that hide behind their faith,
Calling evil, those beliefs that differ,
Believe the propaganda.
We think we have progressed,
Advanced beyond infantile characterizations,
But we have not, we have digressed ,
Becoming more intolerant.
Residents of the rainbow are criticized and shamed,
As if their orientation was free will,
Demoralizing them as abominations before God.
Shallow and nescient is your moral constitution,
When will those of conscience rise up,
Ushering in diversity and equality.
Freeing those marginalized by a witless society,
To live full and fulfilling lives.
~~ D. R. DiFrancesco ~~