All in favour of #theConservativeMajority, Wear White!

A satire on the ‘Wear White’ campaign against Pink Dot 2014, Singapore

The devil doesn’t wear
Prada but the pious garb
of #theConservativeMajority,
pour me another glass
of bigotry!

Modern day pastors
and quasi-politicians pull
the cards of Religion
and Morality in the name
of #theConservativeMajority,
crucify and slay the LGBT
community.

Rally! Rally! Wear White!
(This will mark our superiority,
foster our solidarity and lambast
the Pink Dot for gay rights
is an obscenity.)

Wear White! Rally! Rally!
(For white symbolises
innocence and purity,
it will keep you safe,
have faith!)

White, the hallmark of
modernity, where individual
sexuality faces scrutiny under
the watchful eye of Organised
Religion and Good Governance.

Pour me another glass of bigotry,
cheers to #theConservativeMajority!

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Esther Vincent

Esther Vincent is a poet from Singapore, who teaches Literary Arts and Literature at the School of the Arts, Singapore. She writes poetry that resonates on both personal and political levels and believes that poetry should empower, not exclude, engage, not evade. She was co-editor of a poetry anthology, Little Things (2013) and the accompanying Teacher’s Guide (2013). Her poems have been published in New Asian Writing (Nov2016), Unhomed (2016), Sound of Mind (2014), LIVEPress Pilot (2014-2015), Little Things (2013), Ceriph #4 (2011) and in Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine Editorial 13. Her poem, “Excuse me, what is your race?” was translated into Russian in To Go To S’pore (2013) by Kirill Cherbitski. She is currently working on a new collection of poems.

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