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I am not straight

July 31, 2021
By Bek1365 GOLD, Springfield, Missouri
Bek1365 GOLD, Springfield, Missouri
11 articles 3 photos 0 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry, beauty, romance, love. These are the things we stay alive for." ~Dead Poets Society

Why can we 

not love who 

we want to 


We are hated,


abused for loving

the same sex.

We are told that

it is a choice,

but they do not 

realize that it is

our blood.

They can pick our

brains apart,

send us to conversion therapy,

try to pray the gay away.

They can destroy us,

but we are who we

are and if they truly loved us,

they wouldn't want to change us.

So screw them for not

loving us.

Screw them for not

accepting every broken

piece of us.

Screw them for 

hurting us.

I just want them to

love me again.

The author's comments:

It's been a long summer...

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on Aug. 11 2021 at 9:33 pm
Methmi PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“When things get hard, stop for awhile and look back and see how far you’ve come. Don’t forget how rewarding it is. You are the most beautiful flower, more than anyone else in this world.”

That's nothing wrong when you are not straight. You have the right to love the person you want. Sexuality is not a matter.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Aug. 7 2021 at 11:11 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne

It seems funny to me--this poem starts with a plea to accept and ends with a plea for acceptance.