Thursday, March 11, 2010

day 233: for the house of representatives

In Hawaii

Children learn to show face at an early age

Keep their hand tight to their brown bodies

Color in the lines

The island is too small to risk saying the wrong words

Believing the wrong beliefs

We hide behind our inability to live up to our potential


I am reminded again on how this island’s politics have infected our souls

and Our hearts break in the aftermath or indecision

For the first time since I was born

I am ashamed to be from Hawaii

Ashamed of what it has become

ashamed to be represented by a government

that is too cowardly to show their politics on the matter of Civil Unions

as a means to protect their own selfish interest

Shame on us all for allowing such hatred to exist—and for allowing others to think that their apathy translates to anything less than pure bigotry.

In better times, we would hope for good leadership.

But at times like these,

plain leadership will do.

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