I stumbled upon this one today while actually looking for a completely different artist. Never heard of him before, never heard of the poem before, but all I could say while listening was “damn he’s good!”. I seriously got chills while listening to the man speak. I seriously took his words to heart, listened to the message within the message, let it get deep into my soul…and that was all before the end, when they explained the little details that finally made it come together for me: this was so honest, so pure, so real, and so deep. It was an experience for me. I hope it ends up being the same for you.
Just one more thing: intolerance and ignorance pisses me right the hell off. It really does. I mentioned how much I hate ignorance in a previous post, and defined it for y’all that may have been misusing the word. Just as you’d think it was stupid if someone told you “I’m not black anymore. I choose to be Chinese” it’s stupid to think someone can choose their sexual orientation just cause thats how they want it. It’s genetically predetermined…you think kids would choose a life of misery and social outcasting for attention? Cause it’s…what? Certainly isn’t cool… not in this society. My heart bleeds for the child who killed himself because at 13 he realized he was growing up and started to be sexually attracted to others…unfortunately his crush on Sam was on Samson not Samantha as his parents had assumed and that just was NOT acceptable to them…
Your father would rather you dead than be gay? Seriously? I don’t understand people anymore. That’s just…pathetic. And disgusting. If you’re someone who actually thinks like that and would say that to your child, probably breathing a sigh of relief that they died before they could out themselves and bring shame upon your family, just don’t talk to me anymore. Seriously, you don’t even have to tell me why. I just don’t wanna know you.
Thank you, Kenneth, for sharing this poem with the world. I hope your message gets the worldwide recognition it deserves, and I hope this drives home the message to at least SOME of the people who have been living FAR too long in the dark ages.
Have a wonderful weekend y’all!