Don’t Tell Gay People How To Mourn: Dominick Pupa

Dominick Pupa’s message for Orlando shootings at Pulse nightclub reblogged from Suzie’s blog.

Suzie Speaks

imageDominick Pupa posted this in response to the recent and horrific Orlando shootings at Pulse nightclub, which thousands of people have liked and shared. Facebook deleted it, so I wanted to share this on the blog. It’s rare that I will make social commentary, but this is an incredible message…

Us gays.
We make you look prettier.
We dress you for your important occasions.
We polish up your neighborhoods until we get priced out of them.
We plan and attend your weddings even though you take vows to an entity that hates us.
We are involved in every movie you see.
We are involved in every TV show you watch.
We are involved in every song you listen to – even the homophobic ones.
We teach your children without having to tell you it’s us.
We protect your communities without having to tell you it’s us.
We nurse you back…

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Totem of Modern Times for Daily Photo: Two

Posted in Daily Photo
Photography /Poetry /Humour

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“Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris” Mason Cooley

Totem of Modern Times for Daily Photo

… But when the ball of white
Disappears from sight
It’s more useful, than a flashlight

So, before you smite
Think of what a delight
Is,the pole of shining bright

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Totem of Modern Times for Daily Photo: One

Posted in Daily Photo
Photography /Poetry /Humour

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“Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris” Mason Cooley

Totem of Modern Times for Daily Photo

The bringer of light
Into the darkest of night
Is the totem of might

OK,so, now in the daylight
It doesn’t too much excite
Just standing there, looking trite…

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Twisted for Daily Photo

Posted in Daily Photo
Photography /Poetry /Humour

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“My imagination is a twisted place” Taylor Swift

Twisted for Daily Photo

A view, somewhat twisted
Like a sinking ship, listed
The horizon, non-existed

Professionals going ballistic
“Surely, this image is a misfit”
Retorts the photo-puristic

Laughing, I call it surrealistic
Filled with characteristics
Never mind the statistics

Maybe I just feel fantastic
Even a little nostalgic
But I say, it is naturalistic

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Lilies of the Valley for Daily Photo: Two

Posted in Daily Photo
Photography /Poetry /Humour /Tale

Lilies of the Valley for Daily Photo

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“I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought!”

― Elizabeth Gaskell

 Lilies of the Valley 

She’s a Lily of the Valley
You, may call her Sally
Better not get to pally
Or out you will dilly-dally

Soon, the others Sally will rally
There will be quite a tally
They will gather in the alley
Then go for a beer to O’Malley’s

The tallest tale ever spun verbally
When Sally recounted her tally
Singing, dancing in a few galleys
Some say, it was so loud, they heard it in Cali

This will be the finale
Of a tale of a Lily called Sally
I heard she moved her locale
Last seen, in Napa Valley

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Lilies of the Valley for Daily Photo: One

Posted in Daily Photo
Photography /Poetry 

Lilies of the Valley for Daily Photo

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“I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought!”

― Elizabeth Gaskell

 Lilies of the Valley 

As the summer wind softly blows
The delicate white bells glow
From the sunlight’s reflection
You can almost see, the perfection

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