Diatribes against discrimination
Of hate that plagues a nation
Once called United but now, separation
Kicking and screaming against ghettoization
But our shouts are all silenced
By the hands of commanders
Oppressed by the law backed by old bible slanders.
Only makes us incensed
Doesn’t make any sense
‘Cause the cents that we’re making,
Pennies and dimes,
Are a quarter the value of us and our time.
While rays of sunshine paint rainbows in skies
Remember those colors are phosphorescent lies.
‘Cause in this world the only colors are stark black and white
And they’ll white-out your rights if you try to ignite
A flicker of change, a flame of a fight
Flamers who aim to just ride out the night
While the ether shoots lasers upon lasers of pain
And cast shadows on convex caves of polyurethane.
‘Cause persecution’s synonymous with our Constitution
We speak of a figment, never comes to fruition
An illusion of equality we propagate frequently
But never have the nerve to validate legally.
Two plus two equals four, we say so convincingly
But how does one man plus another equal delinquency?
And how is the work of an educated woman worth less than a male’s
Who makes a quarter more money for the very same sales?
This math doesn’t add up, the answers irrational
Since when was deviation branded as criminal?
But we live.
We live and we love.
We love against laws that keep us from loving
From loving our lives and supporting our lovers
Who love us like druggies that sweep under bridges and live under covers
Who slump against stairwells that descend from the slums
And shoot glitter sex magic into veins with their thumbs.
And we’ll live in this world of trippy fake bliss
While reality looms and nips are our lips
Contorting our mouths into shouts of reform
Words that may go unheard but never unsung.
For we’d rather disappear into branches of thorn
Screaming for salvation as our stomachs are torn
And the stinging air creates a cacophony from lungs
That are tired of fighting for rights naturally born
To favorable counterparts, deserving no more.
Now is the time to change.
To reject the wages with which we’ve been stuck
To drop the lucky pennies that never brought any goddamn luck.
For equality is now and now we will fight
To penetrate the darkness with effervescent light
That bubbles and flows like the great river Nile
Delivers us to freedom from this unlawful bile
That cascades likes acid rain from an infinite plane
And burns the cheeks of wounded lovers and workers
Who work through the pain, trying to stay sane
In a world where no grain will harvest a gain
That can offer relief from this scarlet red A.
Until we decide to grow a new crop
That brings all the corruption in this twisted world to a stop.
That makes love sprout from mangos that drip from the trees
And slip sugar between the lips of discriminant fleas.
To sweeten the words that spill from their tongues,
Declaring equality that we’ve finally won.
So lets invest in a garden that grows such a yield
So we can see the day when our children will feel
That they may be vast; a fissure of future
A glistening glimmer that spangles the past
And skates over frozen streams of consciousness
Over rolling hills of impermeable bliss
To a place where love has no parameters
And equality in ever-expanding diameters.