A Value-added Veto

Arnold Schwarzenegger weighs in on traditional marriage

At last the Terminator’s back.
He killed that recent bill
that would have let a Jeremy
get married to a Phil.

Although the legislation passed
allowing gays to wed,
the Governor enforced his will
and vetoed it instead.

I’m grateful for this muscle man
who leveraged his own weight
so marriage won’t be undermined
within the Golden State.

And yet the jury still is out
across the USA
as pressure mounts to let Diane
exchange vows with Danae.

The next few years will no doubt find
our nation scarred by strife
when values claimed for centuries
are stabbed as with a knife.

It’s one thing to grant equal rights
to same sex liaisons,
but calling such husband and wife
is nothing less than wrong.