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It’s not the ones who scream their hate
it’s not the ones who sneer
It’s not the ones we know where stand
as they spit the word, “Queer!”
It’s not the ones who hold the sign
that declares, “God hates fags!”
It’s not the vitriolic ones,
those old heinous windbags
It’s not the Aryans so proud
who know that white makes right,
not even those who light a cross
in brothers’ yards at night

It’s not these living artifacts
of ignorance and hate
It’s not those irredeemable
who “other” denigrate
It’s those who parse and justify
the cancer in their hearts
who swear they love all equally
and amity impart
But though they wear a fine facade
bedecked in agape
it’s those who judge subconsciously
own hate they can’t allay

Those who declare benediction
for all who walk the Earth
while in heart-of-heart they’re knowing
proper order of birth
Those with sunny disposition
who know way, truth and light
who in deepest recess of souls
know just one kind of right
The white-bread sanctimonious
who introduce with glee
their dark-skinned, rainbow-loving friend
that proves diversity

The we who have had it easy
but still tend to complain
about the folks who just can’t see
how to play white-man’s game
“They just wouldn’t have these problems
if treat cops with respect
It’s with resisting boys in blue
put noose around own necks”
“You know my hairdresser’s homo
and I just love that man
They really need to get a grip
and unite our great land”

It’s not the ones who scream their hate
it’s not the ones who sneer
It’s not the ones we know where stand
as they spit the word queer
It’s those who parse and justify
the cancer in their hearts
who swear they love all equally
and amity impart
The white-bread sanctimonious
who introduce with glee
their dark-skinned, rainbow-loving friend
that proves diversity