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Category Archive: Love

Mar 23 2014

On Realizing That Corporations Are People Too… And That You’ve Fallen In Love With One.

My darling corporate entity I’ve loved you from the start One hundred ten percentity, With more than just my heart I told you what I meantity In poetry and prose You showed your discontentity And that’s the way it goes. My sweetheart business enterprise I tried to win you back I told you my intenterprise— …

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Feb 15 2014

A Heart-Felt Love Ode To Antonin Scalia

It must be depressing, to be a Scalia, To see your words twisted in so many ways To see your dissent—Windsor’s warning—adorning The arguments cited in favor of gays! Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky—how lucky The activists were, that you wrote your dissent! Your snarking in Windsor turned, now, to a how-to; They probably know that it’s …

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Feb 14 2014

On Coughing And Sneezing My Way Through Valentines Day

It’s Valentine’s Day (and that never gets old) I could give you my love, but I’d give you my cold So, much as the Hallmark folks wish to inspire us I’ll stick to my couch, here, alone with my virus You’d think some affection is not much to ask But a kiss ain’t a kiss …

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Jan 24 2014

Texas Judge Rules: Pull The Plug

The mother died back in November, remember? She’d made clear her wishes (as all of us ought) But, sadly, this happened in Texas, the nexus Of Christian intrusion in government thought Her will was denied, for a baby that maybe Would live for an hour, with help from machines; The state says “we’ve got to …

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Jan 20 2014

Don’t Ask Me Why

I have a new favorite band/song/video. Watch it. You’ll love it. I want the band, Great Caesar, to do well. Buy the digital download; it’s only a buck (or more, if you like). Hell, send it as a gift (same link) to your favorite opponents of same sex marriage. (Ok, yeah, your friends who are …

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Jan 14 2014

A Whole Different Kern (Oklahoma SSM Ruling)

In Oklahoma, Terence Kern, The news reports would have me learn, Has ruled (He is a judge; he can) Against the same-sex marriage ban Though, for a while, the ruling’s stayed Until the state appeals are made So justice is a bit delayed. The law that Oklahoma passed Left same-sex marriage second-classed They could not …

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Jan 06 2014

Supremes Halt Same-Sex Marriage In Utah, While Under Appeal

Though we thought that an era had passed It was, maybe, too perfect to last Hundreds thought they were wed Now the court says, instead, “Equal treatment? Hang on, not so fast!” It took a while–long enough for hundreds of same sex couples to have already wed–but the highly-expected appeal finally came through, and same …

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Dec 31 2013

Live Same-Sex Wedding To Be Part Of New Year’s Tournament Of Roses Parade

At the Tournament Of Roses, There’s a wonderful parade Where the floats are not just beautiful, They’re very strangely made: Every inch of them is covered With a flower, leaf, or twig; They must hide the float’s machinery— Each lever; every rig— It’s a grand show of technology, A flowered tour de force, And it’s …

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Dec 26 2013

Narrow Ohio Ruling With Broad Implications For Same-Sex Marriage

If you’re living in Ohio And you want to wed your mate There are certain situations Where they’ll send you out of state: See, Ohio has its standards; Still, the balance of your life They will recognize your union— He’s the husband; she’s the wife. If you’re more-than-kissing cousins And you want to tie the …

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Dec 23 2013

Another One To Bookmark

It matters not how you re-word it; they’ve heard it, Your argument stinks—that’s a matter of fact. The judge gave to you, in this ruling, a schooling A thorough rebuking, though written with tact. You claimed it amounts to miscarriage of marriage To change what such unions have meant all along; The judge found your …

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