I Donít

I never really understood why Iíd need a piece of paper
To document my love like itís proof that married love is greater
Than the love two people share without one financial blow out of a day
Swapping names and sharing assets, the merging of two identities to one
Ceasing to be individual entities, now bound by contractual obligations
And as it turns out, Iím not entitled to such a legal ďbindingĒ of love anyway
When the government and church class me as a lesser being
Like weíre living in a much earlier century, where prejudice could be cloaked
In religion and ignorance, hate propaganda filling minds that homosexuality is a sickness
Though itís no business of the state if two consenting adults
Of the same gender happen to fall in love
And Iíve never wanted to give myself away like Iím paying my way into slavery
My partner flashing me around as though Iím a fashion accessory going ďOMGÖ meet my wifeĒ
When I loathe to feel like a possession in the arsenal of societal clauses
That states that I need to be just like everyone elseÖ whoever everyone else might happen to be
Though there is no guarantee that contractual love will last forever anyway. So contracts
And financial debts be damned, I believe in love, though not in the trend of papering it
And signing away my life to another person, when true love should be free
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
Published | Edited 6th Jun 2012
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