(This poem was also published in Orinam website http://orinam.net/poem-love-hate/ in 2014)
They called us homos,
men with pussy,
They called us chakkas,
gandu and sissy!!
They bullied us,
calling name after name,
Now they've made us criminals,
Isn't it shame?
They banned our love,
saying we can't procreate !!
Is that a reason to ban?
Will they conceive, every time they mate?
They said it's a sin,
We would be punished, God will judge,
But, if its between the sinner and God,
Why do they bother and hold a grudge?
They said its from west,
Not our culture, Not our dharma !!
Shouldn't they visit Khajuraho, read Kamsutra
and leave us to our karma ?
They named our unions impure,
claim that we break social order,
Having lost barriers of religion and caste,
Is gender their next sacred border?
We are here and we are queer,
they want to punish us and discriminate,
now what would you choose,
Our love or their hate???