I found this poem I wrote in 2010 after the teen suicides in 2010 and I wanted to share it on the blog. Here it is:
Hate Happened Here
What is hate?
A simple object of our imagination
Playing a big role in the reincarnation
Of traditions and old ideologies
Simply leading into the objectification
Of people we love
And those who love us.
How dare we objectify people because of their identity?
The color of their skin
The people they choose to love
Their gender and class
Being able-bodied or not–
This can’t be society’s plot
To change the way we think
Reinforce the roles from history,
Or in my case, HERstory,
To keep the cycle of socialization going and going,
We can’t continue to live like this,
Hoping and praying that change occurs
While we sit back,
Become a bystander
Read on the news
“A teenage boy has committed suicide due to anti-gay bullying”
One person can change the world.
Pretty soon that ME will turn to WE
And WE can be the change we wish to see.
In the world.
© Gabby P 2010