(inspired by the legalization of gay marriage in the United States– June 2015)

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Pride

Love sins for all the wrong reasons.

but we know,
they know,
He knows

that it’s all about waking up
and seeing your loved one’s face
next to yours,

freckled like coffee drops
across the bridge of the nose—
lashes curled like daffodils
that remind you of how rich
the wild sun streamed
through the window,

pressed between glass
and sky
in your lover’s eyes,
watching the rainbow
glow on pillars, on flags
that marched in unity
through streets paved in victory,

outside the window-
less room that once held you
apart with its walls in silence,
in shame for loving love in the first place:

because in the end,
Love wins
for all the right reasons.

© Rebecca Goes Rendezvous, 2022

40 thoughts on “Pride (poem)

  1. Such a lovely poem, Rebecca! There are many different types of love, romantic love, parental love, and sibling love, it is the glue that holds us all together and makes life worth living. Happy Pride Month 🙂 Aiva xx

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  2. Beautiful poem, Rebecca, very intimate. I love the image of the wild sun streaming through the window. Happy Pride Month! I always think of the people for whom change (the world having become more accepting), did not come soon enough. And that saddens me.

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    1. It is tragic, and to be frank, the world is still changing, as there remains a lot of work to be done to combat homophobia, racism, sexism, etc. It’s an ever-present process, but little by little, things are getting better. Despite the bad, there’s still hope! Thanks for your insightful comment, Leighton. 🙂

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    1. Very true! By building tolerance and acceptance in the world, we make the definition of love to be more than just what the so-called “conventional” way is. I appreciate your thoughts!

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  3. I heard there is a pride parade in San Diego on July 16. I will be there to take some pictures. Do you think you will be there? Just curious. 😊

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