A Poem about Leelah AlcornI have never really cried over a girl,A Poem about Leelah Alcorn by AnataraKentara
But Leelah brings the water to the edge of my eyes.
Looking at all the hate makes me hurl.
Leelah is disrespected, disparaged, as her last message soars throughout the skies.
I know, and I remind, painfully, that liberty is the freedom to do as one wishes, so long as no one is hurt.
So why is there so much hate?
All because she felt comfortable in a skirt.
How long will we all have to wait?
There is hope; we speak!
Above the cries of hate, we strive!
We know how the world can be - bleak.
And she shall fly as we, below, constructively skive.
Equality, on the other hand, was defined by the 1789 Declaration in terms of judicial equality and merit-based entry to government (art. 6):
[The law] "must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes, shall be equally eligible to all high offices, public positions and employments, according to their ability, and without other distinction than that of their virtues and talents."
You might have the weak assertion that "WE'RE NOT FRENCH LOLOLOL" So what? Liberty is liberty, equality is equality. Democracy has to juggle with protecting its citizens, listening to the majority, preventing both mob rule and oligarchy - and it all rests on the PEOPLE to do it.
So for Liberty, equality, even democracy and common sense : lets prevail in another milestone.
This shall be my last work of 2014. How proud of it I am.