White light

At last, what a day to be proud of
At last, generations of voices calling out for the opportunity to be treated the same under legal codes
At last, we are painting the rainbow
I know that the way my father looked at my mother from the moment he met her, the way Paris must have gazed at Helen, is the same as the way my best friend looks at the woman she loves
That there are reds and oranges the color of the sky as the sun kisses the horizon good night
Yellows and greens of bright plantations
where little boys and girls learned to walk and to fall and
to get up because a kiss to the bruise is touch from the heart
Blues and indigos of the ocean waves being your first teachers on what it looks like to be in sync with someone
And purples flowers in the meadow where you first learned to love everything that is around you
What a wonderful day it is, the colors are much brighter
And it’s not about whose black or white anymore
Not even who’s vibrant yellow and mellow blue
or who’s dark red and soft green
The colors are everywhere, it doesn’t matter which color we belong to
Because the rainbow is actually the spectrum of light amongst its different frequencies
And whether or not you tend to be more red or purple doesn’t matter
Because we’re all just white light anyway
A light much too bright for our eyes to fathom
But that’s okay
You just wait for the rain of murmurs and tears to pass
Wait for the thunders of fighting and chaos to subside
And then you will see the white light in the best way we can capture it
A rainbow across the clear blue sky
And know that you can be loved from whichever end of the spectrum because the colors will never fade
Not today

Author’s Note: I just want to express how happy I am at the legalization of same-sex marriage in America in all 50 states and I am so glad as well to see how happy it has made a lot of people, LGBT or not. I can’t be too positive that a similar situation will be reached here in the Philippines but even so a lot of people here are happy and supportive of this great change as well, and I know my friends who are LGBT are very happy about it too. We are all part of the rainbow and in the end we are all part of white light, the bright gift of life. So congratulations to everyone because I think a step in the direction justice and equality is truly beneficial for all.

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