Higher Ground

Form: Free Verse

It’s a question of standards
a moral benchmark if you will
a standard set by those
who look down the nose
for they seem to suppose
this way of life is how I chose
and it falls far below their blameless
high ground I suppose
but I am no spirit level
nor was I made straight
so, they look down and sneer
because I am what they fear
and they dare to call me queer
when ethics
or what they deem to be ethics
means to discriminate
patronize
and target their hate
using flimsical excuses
and blaming a god
but that god taught love
to celebrate life
yet it is me they fear
something tells me
the fools on the hill
need to get their facts straight

© JG Farmer 2020

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