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You're Gay

in third grade i confessed to my classmates that
i didn't know who Joe Montana was
because i didn't watch football
the boys were quick to emasculate me
and i was ready to punch their lights out for it
when Ashley MacCauliffe chimed in along with them
it knocked the fight right outta me
"you're gay" she said
i wanted so desperately to tell her that i wasn't
and in fact
wanted her to be my girlfriend
i didn't
i clammed up
and thought myself as weak as they were telling me i was
when i got home
i ran straight to my room and cried
after the tears stopped
i dried my cheeks with my sleeves
and went downstairs to ask my gramma who Joe Montana was

10 Oct 14

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Google Ashley MacCauliffe now.
 — unknown

Be a man and listen to Bob Luman
 — unknown

Love the honesty. Very effective stanzaic breaks, especially S 6. Killer last line.
 — HisPoem

Thank you, HisPoem
 — dannyprice

Awwwww.. this is cute.
 — majan

Brilliant  looking  up your work is a  joy You are expressive  and clear
 — cassell

Thank you, Cassell.
 — dannyprice

My Grandma informed me that INDEED, I was gay and being gay meant being HAPPY, so there was certainly NOTHING wrong with being gay... and there isn't.  May she rest in peace > Love you, Gram <
 — aforbing

aforbing, thanks for reading. Grandmas are the best! And mosdef there is NOTHING wrong with being gay, and i hope you didn't get that from this piece.  Mostly wanted the piece to represent feeling out of place.
 — dannyprice

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Well done!
 — Odin

Thank you,  Odin.
 — dannyprice

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