Hypocrisy and Why Love Doesn’t Win

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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12 Responses

  1. Fabulous!! I love that we were both inspired by Crystal’s words. #greatminds

    • Jesi says:

      Yes! She spoke my heart and I’m so glad she did. I don’t speak my heart on things like this often but between her and another friend of mine, I felt I had to speak up. Because it does bother me. To me, it’s all such stupidity. It’s common sense. Rights are rights. We ALL have them. And there are so many more important issues than WHO has rights. You were dead on.

  2. qwietpleez says:

    I don’t know what to say . . . thank you. I almost didn’t say anything at all, I was certain I would be attacked for the way I was feeling, but something amazing happened and I found others were feeling the same way, I felt supported and it touched my heart. I typically remain silent on things like this as well, I think so many of us do. As hard as it is and as vulnerable as it makes us, I think we need to speak our hearts, goodness knows everyone else is and I don’t want theirs to be the only voice out there.

    You guys made my heart smile – even if ugliness finds it’s way in to peck at what I said, I am glad I said it. Of course, I may have spoken with a bit more eloquence if I’d known more than a scant few would read it!

    • Jesi says:

      Truth doesn’t need eloquence. It just needs to be said.
      I don’t like dissension; I prefer harmony and usually go out of my way to smooth things over, even if it means I accept responsibility for things I shouldn’t, or to hide behind a veil of silence instead of speaking up and making waves.
      I am so glad you spoke up. It made it easier for me to do so as well, especially on something that really does hurt my heart.

  3. This is so amazing and it makes my heart smile to know that there are others out there that feel the same. Call it hypocrisy, double standard… Whatever its name I see it too. It leaves me sad, disgusted, hopeless. Thank you for expressing my thoughts through your words. Going to reblog!

  4. lrconsiderer says:

    You and Crystal both said beautiful, very true things. It hurts to see the hypocrisy and anger and lack of love.

  5. Hear, hear, Jesi! I see this in political dialogues too. Forums and posts where, on the one hand, sense prevails, then hateful comments are made on all sides, belittling and undermining any value of the initial stance. Human rights are human, not dependent on other factors. When will we learn?

    • Jesi says:

      I think some of us have learned, Momus, but the majority still rules and unfortunately, they like dissension. I don’t like politics. It makes me sick at my stomach because it seems to me as if both sides just want to keep people divided so they create issues out of non-issues just for the sake of it. And the key word you used is HUMAN rights. It makes me sad that the majority must argue that point. So, I’d like to know what their definition is of HUMAN.

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