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Momma said "stop being gay,"
As night, to morning, faded;
Its beauty was not made to stay,
But hoary grew, and jaded.
I watched as day, with fractured light,
My every fear, rekindled,
And passion fell away to plight,
And hope but further dwindled.

Momma said "stop being gay,"
With hatred, and distress:
My tender love where sin held sway...
"Impure, and meaningless."
Within my heart and soul, I lived,
For all else had bereft me,
And nothing more could be perceived
Than how her words had left me.

Momma said "stop being gay."
For years, I never fought her,
But silently, and hopeless, lay,
The Lord's forgotten daughter.
I've sacrificed a waking dream:
My truest love, to merit
A heaven, and, in death, to seem
Not evil, but imperfect.

-Sophie J
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EDIT: Those three dashes may have been good at first, since they added to the mood, but I feel as if I ought to say something now. For all those wonderful people giving me their condolences and sympathy... don't worry about me, this is not based on my life. I am so lucky for my mom.

This poem isn't an example of "write what you know," but instead, "give a voice to those who can't speak."

To finish off, really, THANK YOU to everyone who favourited this piece, and felt as if they could connect to it. Whether you're someone who can only empathize, the fact that you do empathize shows that there's hope, or if you're someone who can personally relate to this... well, all that I can say is, look around you. Everyone who favourited/commented on this supports you, and is there for you.
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0L50NJ4 Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.
And yes, I totally agree with your "give a voice to those that can't speak"
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(You're speaking for me. :-) )
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kennanothenna Aug 13, 2012  Student Writer
wow....this is SO good...
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SmittenFirefly Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! and thank you so much for the watch :D
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shazan22 Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O wow, thats so deep i can't see the bottom. well written
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SmittenFirefly Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, thanks!
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shazan22 Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ElyssaJM Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is so sad that parents refuse to accept their children for who they are. My sister is gay, and my mother accepted that information without question, i just wish all moms were like that. Beautiful poem!
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If you're not religious and doesn't believe in the afterlife, then yea, be who you are. Light or Dark of the heart, might as well enjoy it as much as possible. Other than that, most religions don't tolerate gays and is seen sinful in Gods eyes. 
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SmittenFirefly Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish that too.
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pinkbluebibliofreak Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
love it :heart: i felt every word, of course in my case its not just mom but dad too. he's always like "son, stop being gay" :stare:
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