A Young Man

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

The tragic story of a young man haunted by his homosexuality.

A young mans shadow darkens

As he walks into the night.

A moonlit path before him

He thinks about his life.

His parents cry and wonder

His friends just turn away.

Was life really worth living

Could he go on this way?

In search of a distant answer

He wiped away the tears.

He took the gun into his hand

No longer would he fear.

What could have been his crime

For which he paid so dear?

He was just a man, who loved a man

who hated the word, Queer!

Submitted: April 30, 2007

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Another great piece! Speaks out about something that needs to be said! ~JT~

Mon, April 30th, 2007 7:27pm


Once again, Thank you very much.
As a Gay man, this one comes from the heart.

Thanks again,


Mon, April 30th, 2007 12:53pm

L J Harris

They called him the "black sheep of the family"
altho he was as beautiful as the morning sunrise.
He placed his head in a black refuse bin bag
and suffocated himself from the embarrassment
of loving me.

Your poem brought back so many memories of a time
when homosexuality in South Africa was tabboo.

His family blamed me.

I forgave them
He couldn't.

It's difficult for me to put into words, even tho i am a writer. I never think about him.

why 5 stars? You stirred me awake.

Sun, September 9th, 2007 1:36pm


Wow....What a wonderful compliment Thank you!

So sorry for your loss, I'm sure it's a tragedy that you will never fully recover from. Even though, life goes on..the memories will undoubtedly haunt you from time to time.

Thank you very much for your comments/feedback and for sharing!

God bless you!

Brian (bellavistabear)

Wed, September 12th, 2007 1:58pm

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