Ant Smith

All poems

Pulse

Not when fire rains from heaven
Nor when we face some plague
But on the day that we awake
And find kissing causes rage

Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage -
rage in your faith we can say
NO TO HATE

Fifty different forms of love
Have been consigned to their graves
Conveniently we've wrapped them up
In a label we call 'gay'
But hate is hate and hate will hate
Each and every one of us
The only battle to undertake
Is hatred versus love

So
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage -
rage in your faith we can say
NO TO HATE
Yes
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage -
rage in your faith we can say
NO TO HATE

Don't argue this as politics
Nor faith versus faith
Don't seal our fate with a kiss
For this is homophobic hate

And
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage -
rage in your faith we can say
NO TO HATE
Yes
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage for me,
Rage -
rage in your faith we can say
NO TO HATE