From A Tired American

US-Flag-Torn

 

It shouldn’t matter if we are Republican, Democrat, Liberal, or Conservative. It shouldn’t matter if you like or dislike, Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. We are human beings. Everyone has family. Wives, husbands, mothers, brothers, sisters…we all have someone that we love and care about and would be lost without if something horrible happened to that person.
We all hurt. We all have pain. Words hurt….and we can’t bring people back once they are gone when someone else decides to take them away from us. No one knows what the other person is going through physically or mentally but that’s okay. Have some common sense. Have a conscious. No matter how much you hate someone….they have family…or someone that loves them. There is more to them then what you see in a post or what they show in a silly old meme. They have a right to be alive and have the right to have life no matter who or what they are….or what YOU think!
I am so tired of all of this. It’s everyday! Sometimes I miss my childhood so much it hurts. I miss the innocence and the boring plainness of it all growing up out in the middle of the country. I miss my mom and my dad…and yes my bitchy grandmother. I miss life being simple and being able to trust someone with just a handshake. What the hell has happened to everyone? We are better than this but we act like we are not!
Come on people. Show a little kindness. Hate a little less…and yes, I include myself in that because I am not perfect either. I know personally I don’t like the angry and bitter person I have become in the past year.
Show a lot of love because you don’t know when that person will be gone. It hurts like hell when you don’t get to tell them you love them. It plain ass sucks…I know. Let’s try to be a little better today then what we were yesterday and let’s leave something behind that others can think highly of us when we are gone.
~Deborah Durst~

Advertisements

Why is my sexual preference important to you?

rainbows

 

June 12, 2016

Maybe this isn’t the right place to put this….or maybe it is…but after listening to the news all day about an ISIS member killing 50 people and injuring 53 in the LGBT I feel like I have to say something.

I have several family members that are gay. I have a nephew that is transgender. I myself came out two years ago at the age of 39 as bisexual and all I can ask is why? Even if you don’t believe in what we are…why is it your “obligation” to judge us? Why is it your business to tell us how we should feel or how we should act? Why is it your business to tell us we are wrong for whom we love and what we are allowed to do in our own bedrooms.

The way I see it…as long as I am not hurting anyone else why should it matter. If I am happy with being with a woman, man, or transgender person…shouldn’t that be okay as long as I am happy? Do my feelings mean nothing? Am I suppose to feel like I am nothing? Don’t I have the right to be loved? 

Why is a simple touch or kiss offensive to you when a straight person does it in public it? Are we not allowed to show our affections…and I am not talking about groping or making out. I am talking about a simple hug, handshake, kiss, or hand holding!

Also, why are you at a LGBT establishment, knowing what you may or may not see if you do not like us? Shouldn’t you be somewhere else where you won’t be offended and where you won’t take your hate and anger out on us when we want nothing more then to be somewhere, where we belong and to be with people that understands us. We deserve to have fun…or is that not allowed either?

I know this incident was caused by an ISIS member who doesn’t believe in such things but there are a lot of others out there like him. There are also regular people like fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles that shun us. Turn their backs on us in disgust like we are garbage and trash.

We are the same people you always knew…your sister, brother, mother, father…friend. We are no different then what we were before. We are not going to “turn” you gay if you touch us. We don’t want to sleep with your children. We aren’t all into wild and kinky thing. We don’t want to rape or molest anyone. We won’t invite you into our bedroom for you to watch just as we hope you don’t ask us. We want to beloved and accepted. To be treated as the person you always knew. Is that really to much to ask? 

Just stop the hate and start loving one another. By brushing people aside because they are different is wrong. Can you imagine what a great person or friend we are missing out on if we don’t give them a chance? Peace! Love! Understanding!

 

pic-of-love-15

When You Come Back To Me Again

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/half-light/

 

the-ocean-isnt-strong-enough-for-this-lighthouse-in-the-painting.jpg

 

When You Come Back To Me Again

 

There’s a ship out
On the ocean
At the mercy of the sea
It’s been tossed about
Lost and broken
Wandering aimlessly
And God somehow
You know that ship is me
‘Cause there’s a lighthouse
In the harbour
Shining faithfully
Pouring its light out
Across the water
For this sinking soul to see
That someone out there
Still believes in meOn a prayer, in a song
I hear your voice and
It keeps me hanging on
Raining down
Against the wind
I’m reaching out till
We reach the circle’s end
When you come
Back to me againThere’s a moment
We all come to
In our own time and
Our own space
Where all that we’ve done
We can undo
If our heart’s
In the right place

On a prayer, in a song
I hear your voice and
It keeps me hanging on
Raining down
Against the wind
I’m reaching out till
We reach the circle’s end
When you come
Back to me again
And again I see
My yesterday’s in front of me
Unfolding like a mystery
You’re changing all that is
And used to be

On a prayer, in a song
I hear your voice and
It keeps me hanging on
Raining down
Against the wind
I’m reaching out till
We reach the circle’s end
When you come
Back to me again

When you come
Back to me again

*Garth Brooks*