I listened to the lyrics of a new song that struck me strange.
The chorus kept repeating, "I can not change."
The lyrics spoke of being lesbian or gay
And being accepted rather than judged some day.
It's the "I can not change even if I want to" line
That weighed heavily in the recesses of my mind.
Why should I need to feel that my life must rearrange
Just because being true to myself to some may seem strange.
Who has the right to judge my life style choice
When as a consenting adult, I choose love to voice.
No one is being hurt by my being true to me,
So, why should I apologize for the real, honest person you see.
I do believe that understanding will one day be the bridge to acceptance,
And equality for all will become reality rather than mere spoken sentence.
We're all just basically looking for love.
We may have differing ways of finding it, but when we do, we all seem to agree that it is one of the greatest gifts from above.
So, love, and let love.
©Sheryl A. Skutelsky, 2013. All rights reserved