Diatribe | Issue 19
Now this is the story all about how
My gay marriage views got flipped, turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I came to advocate a position that’s fair.
In rural Philippines I was born and raised,
Observing Catholicism was how I spent most of my days
Praying, kneeling and obeying God was all cool
And volunteering for human crucifixion for ma’ school
Didn’t trust the gays, thought they were no good
Thought they’d make trouble in my neighbourhood
When I saw some guys kiss, I’d get so scared
Was an advocate for a position that was unfair
Used to think gays were evil and not okay
My views on gay marriage? Obviously nay
But we moved to New Zealand, left with a ticket
That’s when I began to leave my homophobia and kick it.
All-boys school, yo this is bad
Lots of guys, just kissin’ in class
But they tell the bullies to take a hike
Hmmmm, they might be alright.
But wait I hear they’re dirty, sinful and all that
I was still kinda old fashioned, kinda old hat
But I don’t really care so
I guess civil unions are ok there
I was advocating for a position that was more fair.
Well, high school finished and when I got out
Went to Otago cuz I wanted to get a world class education and act out
It was in here that I met
A real beauty here
She made me feel really dear
Things ended when she came out as queer
But our friendship stayed fresh and I wasn’t bitter
I was happy when she found a great girl - that’s rare
Then I thought ‘they should be allowed to marry - that’s quite fair’
I pulled up and regret all the hate
To old me I say “yo homes smell ya later”
I looked at the mirror
I was finally there
Supporter of marriage equality - it’s only fair.