Poem: Pride 2019- An Ode to Stonewall Riots

It starts…

The stillness within
The indignation without
An initiation of movement
The murmur of thought

Building like lightning
Across the mind
Above the embers of the heart
A desire, a want, a spark

Bursting into phoenix fire
Bolstered by love and diversity
A tapestry of hands and hearts
Touching, believing, hoping

Rising to be noticed
At last to be seen
Respected accepted
We exist, we strive, we yearn.

Standing on many shoulders
Remembering what has gone before
Still much higher to climb
Dreaming of what is to come

But in this moment this breath
Reveling in the spread of color
Our symphony our spectrum
Our community our pride…

Never ends.