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Respectful Debate

"It's ok to vote No" you scream;    
"I have a right to my opinion" you protest;    
"I have my view, and you have yours";    
Never defending your opinion, only ever your right to have one    
   
What you don't realise,    
What you refuse to understand,  
What you cannot seem to begin to grasp,    
Is the real suffering that these words cause    
   
The closeted teens who can only hear hatred and hostility    
The girl with two mums who is tormented without respite    
The out and proud 40 year old gay man reduced to tears by the lyrics of a song    
The heaving sobs of a mother whose son could not see a way out    
   
So yes, you can have your opinion, and you can vote no, but know this:    
   
You are to blame for the ocean of queer tears that have been shed    
Every child's life that is lost, is blood on your hands    
Every one of the 3000 preventable suicide attempts is a murder you are complicit in    
And we. Will never. Forgive    
   
To those who have been pushed and shoved into holes from which there seems no escape,    
Please scream, shriek and shout until you are heard    
There are some of us with ladders and ropes    
And we have already lost too many, to see any more perish
Written by jesse_nb
Published | Edited 24th Oct 2017
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