On the criminalization of same-sex relationships in Guyana

This query merits urgent riposte.


Why is Guyana the only country in South America that has criminalized same-sex sexual activity?


So buggery between men

Is heinously immoral,

Then what about if

Between opposites or two women?

Hollywood has successfully

Marketed the latter

Titillating, sensual and

The former a butt of asinine humour.

Much obsession with Gay rights,

Straight behaviour,

Norms of the world,

Talk of morality.

It seems unpleasant that sexual activity,

Merits great concern

Of the heterosexual Masses,

With the usual arrogance

In their sense of entitlement,

To family, procreation, partnership, pleasure,

In the absurd notion that they

Were meant to inherit the earth.

Why people looted in Linden *

Now in times such as these,

Huge numbers matter:

The magnitude of statistical evidence,

Even if it inspires us to no action,

The magnitude of our ‘likes’,

Even if they mean naught,

The number of our ‘friends’,

Even if we don’t know many of them,

The magnitude of readership,

If only people comment,

Not as much to understand as to vent their view.

So three persons dying in Linden,

Is a rather poor statistic

The looting of a few shops,

Not very sensational.

Ah! People kill, people die.

People fight, people make peace,

For some time at least,

And People loot.

For we all wish to increase the magnitude of our possessions,

Even if they increase not our self worth.


*Protests in Linden, Guyana, over an increase in power tariffs turned bloody on July 18th. In an altercation between police and protesters, three persons lost their lives. In the aftermath, during a power outage, a shop and the post office were looted.