My daughter who just turned 14 came home all excited today. She’d received a very good grade on a poem she wrote and when I read it, I said that it would be a great addition to our blog. She seemed to like the idea of it being posted – so here it is:
Her analysis of her poem reads like this: “I think this poem targets the meaning and structure of the word homophobia. It challenges it, it deconstructs the word. Not only that, but it also challenges those who are homophobic to think about their views on the matter. It makes them think. Maybe they don’t think of it as “building a wall” or “questioning love”. Maybe they don’t realize that they’re “using wrath”. When I say “I believe that it is so much more than that” I’m saying the truth Homophobia is so much more than fear.”
My daughter’s generation is the church of tomorrow. She embodies a sense of justice and truth-telling that the church of today needs to hear.