I originally wrote the following very short poem (at the bottom of this post) in 1986. It was written with a particular person in mind, but was supposed to be about relationship, and specifically, being in relationship with another person.
I didn’t write it with a defined sex for each of the individuals, not thinking that sex was the focus or the issue.
I have since known many strong couples…male / female, male / male, female / female. Some are old, some are young, some are the same age, some are not, some are in the same house, some are not, some haven’t even figured out whether they feel better being call “gurl” or “boi”.
When I see two people love and support each other to an extent that you can see it in their face, it makes me happy for them, no matter what they look like.
Why can’t it be like that for all of us? Twenty six years later, we are still talking about the issues…at least they are being talked about at a much higher level.
Cold mornings waking next to you,
Quiet evenings in each other’s arms,
Family times and holidays,
Party times and greetings,
Both with our individuality and character,
Yet with the added strength of a couple.
Through all of this we are proud to be