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Rated: E · Other · Gay/Lesbian · #1958398
Poem about acceptance
Steven was different
And his family didn’t like it
They said he wasn’t man enough
But he couldn’t do anything about it.

“I am what I am”
He tried to say
But they didn’t understand
About being gay.

They made him feel unwanted
He had to get away
He decided to pack his bags
And leave the next day.

He made his way to another town
Where he met someone like him
They struck up a friendship
Down at the gym.

They found a place to live
Where the neighbours didn’t mind
Instead of being critical
They were accepting and kind.

Steven thought of his parents
Set in their ways
Would they continue to reject him
Always?

Steven made a name for himself
As a writer of fiction
His experience inspired him
He wrote with conviction

One day his father saw his book
On a library shelf
He began to read and started
To recognise himself

He didn’t know the story
Was written by his son
But it made him think a lot
A healing process had begun.
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