Poetry

Messo7:
please dont ruin my generation with your gayness PLEASE I dont want to live in a world full of gays… keep it to yourself please


11/17/09
So Listen

Today a man told to keep my gayness to myself
Because this man told me he didn’t want to live in a world full of gays
And he told me to keep it to myself
So his generation would be safe
From all the gays – away from the straights
Because it was gay that I was spreading this “disease” around
As if it was swine flue
I cough and you’re gay
I touch you and you’re automatically gay
I sit next to you and you suddenly feel gay
Cause I’m gay
Cause I like dudes
Cause you’re a dude and a douche
And you’re straight
And you feel that you have to justify your manhood
By expressing your thoughts about me being gay
Gay, Gay, I’m gay, Okay, I get it

Today a man told me to keep my gayness to myself
Because I was too proud of who I am as a man
Too proud to acknowledge that I don’t like women
And the problem with that is he didn’t agree with my choice
He asked me, “Why did I make that choice to be gay”
“That’s kind of gay” he added
And I replied, “ A choice?” as he nodded
I say why do you choose to be straight?
Choose hate over love
Choose persecution over acceptance
Choose to deny me in society when in fact
I play a huge role in your community
because
I am your father, your mother, your brother, your sister
I am your friend

Today a man told me to keep my gayness to myself
but he started to get upset with me and started to back away
as he called me gay
he was getting scared cause he was becoming gay
and he said that every 5 seconds another one becomes gay
And its a choice that I made
And it’s a mistake

A choice?
The only choice I made is to speak out
for those who are too scared to get hurt
for those who are to scared to get burned
by their loved ones and those close to them
You say being gay is a sickness
And that you can cure it if you go to some camp in the middle of nowhere
So you can learn how to be straight

Learn how to be straight?
How about we learn how to teach each other
how to love and have compassion for one another
How about we start teaching folks
to stop using the word gay negatively
Because it does affect how we see these individuals in our community
Because they are not so different from you or me
How about we start with us
because that’s a choice we can make
For the sake of our future, for our kids, and for their kids
Because you calling me gay does not make me less of a man to you
Does not make me feel like I aint shit to you
Does not justify anything that you do
And calling me gay does not make you look super cool
Because you calling me gay just makes you look like a super fool
Today a man told me to keep my gayness to myself
I didn’t listen.

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