Untitled This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Why wouldI choose to be gay,
to be laughed at and mocked all day?
Why would I wantto feel like I have to hide,
so that I won't get attacked from behind?
Whywould I want to risk so much,
for people to be disgusted by my touch?
Whywould I want teachers and students
insulting me all day long,
not thinkingwhat they're doing may be wrong?
Why would I want to live my life in aconstant fight,
for things most people get outright?
Why would I want torisk losing the people I care about,
to have them tell me how much I disgustthem as they
push me out?
Why would a human choose this life,
whenthe world wants to beat me down because I want a wife?
So, yeah, I chose tobe gay
I wanted to push my mom away
So she could tell me that I disgusther
and my stepdad make fun of me by calling me sir
So, yeah, I chose to begay
I wanted to be called names all day
So ignorant kids could make my daysfeel like hell
and harass me until I finally fell
So, yeah, I chose to begay
I wanted my dad to tell me I could no longer stay
So he could disown mefor the second time
and treat the way I was born to love like a crime
So,yeah, I chose to be gay
I wanted to be scared for my life each
and everyday
So people who can't understand use violence against me
And tell me theway they think I should be
No, I did not choose to be gay
I did not want tobe treated in a horrible way
All I want it to be completely free
to be whoI was born to be

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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SierraLikesSnow said...
Nov. 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Amazing. :]
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