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A “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”-inspired limerick 
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 | 04:26 pm [commentary, gay equality, politics, writing]
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The Senate voted down a defense bill that, among other things, would have ended the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military. I’ve already written so much about how bigoted and wrong the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is that I really don’t know what else to say.
So instead of repeating myself, I wrote a three-stanza limerick on the subject. My apologies for it not being dirty. 

In my brain a soldier I’ve conjured,

Whom Congress has this day dishonored

     Gutless, misguided,

     With a vote they decided

His courage and conscience to squander.


To this, his home country, defend,

His last breath of life he’d expend.

     Though their lives he protects,

     Congress coldly rejects

The service they ought to commend.


The unjust affair isn’t softened

By this thought that occurs to me often:

     Should he die in Iraq,

     Gay or straight, he’ll fly back

With the very same flag on his coffin.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, because ending the law that prohibits the military from asking if someone is gay will make things soooo much better for gay military members.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | 05:13 pm (UTC)
You're right. It's the ban on gays in the military that should be done away with completely, not just the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
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