SPC Kellaway

Coming Out - Poem by SPC Kellaway

Tender days of yearning, longing to be free
Love amongst the school books, crying out his name
What was this teenage worship, how did I want him so
Was this to be my future, was I to join the foe

Would I be one so bullied different from the norm
Trapped in a world of bias, hiding all my feelings
Forever as a shadow, creeping through the night
Alive and just existing but only deep inside

Needing to gain acceptance by putting on an act
Never being truly me or saying this is what I am
Learning to avoid the questions, smile and look away
But longing for the truth to rise and surface still

What kind of society and race will treat its kind this way
Shun them and belittle as if it were their fault
Even to rage and preach, as though it was a sin
To honour, love and cherish a fellow human being

How cruel the righteous ones reading from the book
Who condemn and speak of evil and they the men of god
Well I know true my spirit and faith is on my side
He will not forsake me I feel his love so strong

I am what I am, another story goes
And this is now the essence of how I am to be
I will hold my head up and brave the cruel words
For I have pride and courage enough for you and me

Comments about Coming Out by SPC Kellaway

  • (11/15/2011 11:58:00 AM)

    Wow...this is me! I can't believe it! (Report) Reply

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  • (11/2/2007 7:00:00 PM)

    Matters not who we love. Very heartfelt and truthful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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