Silence is the most powerful scream.
I've always been disgusted by the idea that you can "beat the gay out of someone".
So I wrote this for the kids. The ones my age - the ones who couldn't hang on any longer. I was there, and I pulled myself back. But they couldn't. It took their deaths to make the world catch its breath.
I can only hope that one day, our spirit of love and acceptance will be unquenchable. GLAAD's Spirit DayDeviantart's Spirit DayIf you feel like giving critique:
- Did the poem conjure up any specific images for you? Or were the descriptions too vague to do so?
- Did you get a feeling for the anti-homophobia nature of the poem when you finished it, or did you have to read the artist's comments to understand what it was about?
Thanks, loves! I appreciate your input.