We Know Not of the Dangers

I wrote this poem in 2013 or 2014. It was during the whole debate about Marriage Equality and I remember someone argue that, “Gay marriage hasn’t been tested, we don’t know the risks.”

I took that asinine argument and turned it into this poem; plastic surgery has not been tested, or a flood of refugees, or global climate change, we don’t know the risks.

Here’s the original link that I used:

http://diddles25.deviantart.com/art/We-Know-Not-of-the-Dangers-348548637

“Chan eil pòsaidhean co-sheòrsach air a bhith air fheuchainn;“Same-sex marriages have not been tried;
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan”?!We know not about the dangers”?!

Chan eil arm ‘s neart eiteanach air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Nuclear power and weapons have not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil calpachas neo-shrianach air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Unbridled capitalism has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil bainne-cìche brèig’ air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Fake breast milk has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil an làmh-leigheachd mhaiseachail air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,The cosmetic surgery has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil ìmpireileas fìor, neo-shrianach air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Pure, unbridled imperialism has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil ar co-chàrnadh gun chonn-riaghladh air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Our unregulated accumulation has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil tuil de fògarraich air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,A flood of refugees has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil am fad-fhuadachadh mòr dhaoin’ air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,The mass displacement of people has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil malairt dhaoin’ air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Human trafficking has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil beairteas obann ‘s airc cho-ionnan air a bhith air fheuchainn,Sudden wealth and equal poverty have not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil tuil de brathan ainneirt, sainnt air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,A flood of violent, greedy messages has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil sgaoileadh bailteil trom air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Heavy urban sprawl has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil dùmhlachd-sluaigh nas mò sa’ chathair air a bhith air fheuchainn,Greater city population density has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil aonaranachd toileach às a’ chàch air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Willing isolation from everyone else has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil ‘n cungaidh-lèighis seo air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,This medication has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil biadh giullaichte na cac’ air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Shitty processed food has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil nimhean-bhiastagan air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,Pesticides have not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil gnìomhachas trom air a bhith air fheuchainn,Heavy industry has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil an dì-choillteachadh mòr air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,The mass deforestation has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.
Chan eil ‘n t-èigneachadh na h-Àrainneachd air ‘bhith air fheuchainn,The rape of the Natural World has not been tested,
Chan eil fhios againn air na cunnartan.We know not about the dangers.

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