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A couple years ago my daughter wrote this poem for a high school literature class assignment. She was required to select a controversial topic in current events. She selected Kim Davis. If you don’t remember, Kim Davis was the county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky that defied a U.S. federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This is my daughters poem about Davis and the events of August 2015.

 

She walked along a noisy road, a bible in her hand.
She sneers, she whines, and all because,
She detests man with man.
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Unforgivable, she complained.
A horrid sin, she swore.
A twist like this would no doubt make her job less of a bore.
—-
They came to be rightfully wed.
Smiling, they held their hands.
Little did they know, Davis had a very different plan.
—-
A martyr, she was hailed by friends.
A bigot, others claim.
“She did nothing wrong, you fiends!”
“Of course she deserved blame!”
—-
Behind the bars, she heard the words
of those both dumb and wise.
She thought, “Oh my, I’ve caused a stir.”
No regret in her eyes.
—-
You can see her on TV –
on channels everywhere.
“But my religion!” She yells out.
She’s just too much to bare.
—-
Her supporters sat and watched her, wallow in self pity.
“Religious freedom!” They argued,
Except only for me.
—-
“This is oppression!” They complained,
Such a pathetic act…
Separation of church and state,
Now, what happened to that?

 

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