I think it's always good to question things...religion, politics...even life. That's what makes us who we are eventually. I note that your opinion has changed over the years and that's always going to happen as more knowledge comes our way. To me, this is a poem about growing awareness and acceptance. Your poetry always has an honestly about it Abed and...I always enjoy reading it :)
In a poignant coming-of-age tale spanning a lifetime, Abed’s poem chronicles the human psyche well. Touching upon the apexes of a human life among its ocean-like waves, We Were has many important messages and facts interwoven within its verses, all culminating to one’s death and understanding of a human’s greatest fear: being forgotten (as inevitable as it may be). Life being so poetically described for a piece of prose, it really begs to be read more than once.