No Rings

No Rings

By JP Leddy


The law states with venom they shout

Legal it is not and never will it be

For God so declared and so have the bigoted we


No two men or two women should marry

Abomination and straight to hell those will go

Seething like rabid dogs the opposition screams to and fro


They cite Jesus and nature in self righteous arrogance

The homos and the fags will never exchange rings

For only the straights deserve such wonderful things


For the straights should be given preference under the law

Democracy and equality was not meant for all

Especially the gays and the lesbians who all should appall


Today,  we take a stand against the bigoted them

Equality for all should be the clarion call for the throng

The right to love and rings , the new freedom song


Submitted to Monday Poetry Potluck: Rules, Regulations & Laws


28 thoughts on “No Rings

  1. One of the best aspect of law and regulation being so cruel and baseless ! Thank you for writing this ! A strong and truthful voice ..

  2. love should be universal, i completely agree. everyone deserves to love, and no pathetic law could ever stop you 🙂

  3. I wish there was a “love” button for this one!

    Long live equality!!! After all, I believe certain “laws” were made to be broken! 🙂

  4. Tasi, Nimue shared you link with me.
    I’m a PFLAG mom and a straight ally for practically all of my life. Constantly haranguing legislators and fellow straights: “What’s the big deal? It’s a piece of paper – at least that is what all my old non-commital boyfriends used to tell me.” My husband is a pastor and very much in favor of the legal right to marry for any two consenting adults. Our daughter is gender-queer and I believe she needs the same rights as anyone. This piece touched me deeply, and thanks to Nimue, I now know you.

    Here’s one you might like:
    Love and solidarity, Amy Barlow Liberatore

  5. Amy,

    Thank you so much for your comments. I am grateful for Nimue, too, for introducing us. I am also thankful for your advocacy for your daughter and for all of us in the LGBT community. It is a human rights issue and in our country it is an issue about affording every American citizen the same rights. Your service in your faith will do much to bring understanding to a population that needs to open their eyes to the truth and most importantly their hearts.

    Thank you for the link.



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