The Speech of a Martyr
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Bathsheba addresses her community's controversy over her newly discovered relationship with a girl.

(*Excerpt from a potential novel.)

The Speech of a Martyr

*written as an excerpt to a potential novel that I scrapped a while back

Do you know what my girlfriend told me the other day?

She said to me: ‘It’s okay if you don’t come out.’

She said to me: ‘It’s okay if you don’t come out.’ Just think of all the implications of that.

She’s saying:

She’s saying: ‘It’s okay if I have to stand back with you.'

She’s saying: ‘It’s okay if I have to stand back with you.' 'It’s okay if I sacrifice my pride for you.'

She’s saying: ‘It’s okay if I have to stand back with you.' 'It’s okay if I sacrifice my pride for you.' 'It’s okay because I need you and respect you.'

She’s saying: ‘It’s okay if I have to stand back with you.' 'It’s okay if I sacrifice my pride for you.' 'It’s okay because I need you and respect you.' 'It's okay you need the people who raised you and not just me.'

'It’s okay if I spend forever in the dark for you.'

'I will give my life up for you.'

And I just…

What of that doesn’t scream love?

The kind of love that you run up and down the streets shouting about.

The kind of love that you run up and down the streets shouting about. The kind of love you hold close to you every night.

The kind of love that you run up and down the streets shouting about. The kind of love you hold close to you every night. The kind of love that isn’t perfect but is one you work through and make up to each other.

I’m tired of my love being perceived as lust.

I’m tired of my love being perceived as lust. Lust is selfish and physical and dies like embers.

You want to know the difference between lust and love?

With lust, the feeling dies.

With lust, the feeling dies. With love, you die for the feeling.

When my girlfriend says it is okay for me not to tell all of you that I love her, I need you to remember I was so moved I needed to tell you.

Because this girl gave up herself for me, and I need you to know I am not lustful: I share a love with a girl so deep, we offer our lives up to each other.

She offered to stay behind forever;

She offered to stay behind forever; I am up here running ahead of myself.

We are martyrs for our love.

So don’t tell me this is a phase

So don’t tell me this is a phase Or it’s not real.

So don’t tell me this is a phase Or it’s not real. We are real.

And we will live, love and die together.

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