All posts tagged poetry

Sorry Day 2011

Published May 26, 2011 by Michael C Leeson

Great white father  knows best Great white mother cares more

Hear the red heart’s tears

Hear the Mother’s tears

Hear the Child‘s tears

Lost to country feel my fear

I am slave feel my pain

I am the story feel my grief

I am lost feel my confusion

Yesterdays faded memories childhood lost

Today’s acknowledgement of injustice on the road home

Tomorrow’s hope Bring them home

Long journey begins towards healing

National Sorry Day 2011

The Question

Published May 25, 2011 by Michael C Leeson

I am here queer loud and proud

I ask nothing more than the respect due me.

However, Family, friend or foe you ask me to justify my self

When did you know you where gay?

Causing me to question my self.

Something you do not question, but I will.

When did you know you where heterosexual?

You give a ready response without due reflection.

I have always been heterosexual

How do you know this?

The Tower

Published May 25, 2011 by Michael C Leeson

Built brick by brick over time to keep me safe from hate

No door to ensure control of perceived treats no entry, no escape.

One barred window to look out from on the world

Sanctuary or prison for my soul

I see the world but it cannot see me

I feel safe but am afraid

I have control but at what cost

Oh to be free from my prison