Soyombo Ayomikun: Dear gay hater, who made you God? (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun

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The gay is a brother seeking to be heard

A friend seeking to be loved

A cousin desiring to be smiled at

Colleague needing a warm embrace

#Once upon a time

A very great man lived

Thought to be the wisest of all times

The wildest thinker of all generations

To Him was brought a woman caught in adultery

Screaming as she enjoyed what some tagged ‘sin’

From her fountain of pleasure she was dragged by a crowd

To the great man for judgement, then subsequent stoning

On reaching the great man, He bent & scribbled on the sand

Then said ‘he who hath no sin should cast the first stone’

#The crowd sublimed like smoke

From the tip of a quenched matchstick previously aflame

They disappeared one after the other

Into dark crevices to go kiss their sins a little more

Trembling, the woman found redemption

In eyes that chose not to condemn

Eyes that made her realize

That no human is indeed better than the other

Gay, straight, or even the saintly Pope

We all are beings seeking to feed & be fed with love

#Sad Nigeria decided to plunge

Into gray murky waters of discrimination

Against hearts choosing tenets by which to stand

Without an intention of harming another

Embracing a religion that loads them with joy

A belief that transforms their worlds into one gayly colourful

Religion is sacred, culture sweet

But the convictions of others shouldn’t be suffocated

By exaggerated hypocritical displays of attempts at saving the world

I think I should even ask; ‘Who made you God?’

#The gay has not come with arrows of death

With which to pierce our already blackened hearts

Neither has the gay come with bullets

With which to rip out our guts

The gay is a brother seeking to be heard

A friend seeking to be loved

A cousin desiring to be smiled at

Colleague needing a warm embrace

Not a soul to be convicted as a killer

To be thrown behind bars for years

#It’s time our false saintly display met its death

Time to tear our aprons of condemnation

If a gay smiles at you smile back

Don’t frown like you’re heaven’s agent sent to destroy the ailing

Refute laws establishing their incarceration

As they haven’t hurt you nor drawn blood from your veins

This beautiful family we are will never find joy

If openly we tag innocent souls ‘outcasts’

Gay, straight or even the saintly Pope

We are born to live & let others likewise live

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Soyombo  Ayomikun tweets from @alabaster85

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Comments (13)

  1. But GOD did not create women for funiture? i prefer pussy to anal sex oo

  2. I will also want to encourage the govt. to create anti-gay rehabilitation clinics in different regions of the country,encouraging gays to voluntarily turn themselves in,with all the psycho-spiritual supports being provided…that will show love,that may cause more change.Our prisons are dangerous places…they may emerge worse after years behind bars!

  3. @anonymous:I agree with u that the conclusion wasn’t complete,& I deeply want them to go and sin no more….but then the basics remain love,not for the sin being commited,but for the individual that can change to become a saint tomorrow.Prayer & love will make the difference…big big difference.

  4. yeah! rite to a point but that was half analysed and concluded. What was the last statement of the wisest and greatest man to the woman ? ?? without that your piece inconclusive and skewd. Regards

  5. The tone of the write-up is that of compassion,that of forgiveness,that of love.I am strongly not in support of the 'gay practice'…but we may achieve more by not putting them where they'll be more corrupted,we may achieve more by preaching change on the platform of love.

  6. You didn't write what "the great man" at the beginning of ur poem said in Jn 8:11. "…..go and sin no more". So, are u encouraging "our gayly brothers" to continue? Or what?

  7. Without love can we truly change an individual?Will slamming gays behind bars truly cause a change in their personalities?Can we reach the heights of sanity by climbing on the wings of hate?I think I agree with the writer…cool piece!

  8. You didn't write what "the great man" at the beginning of ur poem said in Jn 8:11. "…..go and sin no more". So, are u encouraging "our gayly brothers" to continue? Or what?

  9. You are a very big fool.rubish!!!

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