Hmmm...ok, this text doesn't prove my point, but:
*Never deny who you are*


He is next to his girlfriend on the couch
The television is on
but his mind is elsewhere

He thinks of his crush
Of his undying want-for another guy
Of how the want can never be satisfaction

He thinks of his parents
Of how they mock those "faggots" in the store
Of how he might be what they hate-perhaps even fear

His thinks of his friends
Of how they beat up a kid for being gay
Of how they cussed him into the destruction of his soul

His girlfriend notices his distraction
In a loving voice, she asks:
"What's wrong?"

He thinks of his life
Of how it is now-so suffocating, so suppressed, so constricted and binding
Of how it might be if he just let these feelings out
It is the possible loneliness that scares him...

So he snuggles close
Pressing down his feelings, he whispers:

And prays for a breathe to save him.

Poetry by Marie
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Written on 2006-02-22 at 00:38

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Very powerful.

Excellent, Marie. I really think this is very well thought out, and really nicely penned piece. (I am tempted to remark, that - if you will excuse the vernacular - had he swung the other way, there is no certainty that life would be any better... relationships and life being what they are!) :)))

Zoya Zaidi
You have a remarkable insight into human psyche,
something remarkable for one so young!

Bravo Marei!


xxx,Love, Zoya

Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
You really do write with great igenuity and intuitive feelings for the way life is. And i standby what you say.

A good read.

liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
You've hit a sad truth very well in this poem.
love it.