Atonement

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 31, 2017

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If you’re a gay male, you have to pay.

The price is steep. You seek a handsome prince—

a dream costs more than just an easy lay:

the worst of men will hurt or make you wince

 

just like a rock 'n' roll diva on the rag,

prima donna Hamlet abhors the leash

and loves to torture the literary fag:

the one who’s caught and trapped within a niche.

 

If you’re not careful, you may betray your nature.

The thirst for truth, the search for absolution,

perverted by lost souls who prize great stature—

because it’s hard to love all of creation.

 

Forget the handsome prince and seek true love;

no strange men’s beds; just pray to God above.


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