FOREWORD: This poem was adapted by Teflondon from an originally written poem by Okina Idek, titled ‘If My Son Were To Be Gay’, and originally published on thelmathinks.com.
The day I find out my son is gay
I will get on my knees and pray
Ask God to give him strength
For on this earth, Gay equals pain
I will call on him, I will say:
Son, I know it is who you are
But in society, we all play parts
No one will understand you being gay
They will fight you and break you
Hover and dim the brightness that is your light
They will discriminate against and incriminate you
They will judge and barricade you from happiness
They will not rest, son. No, they won’t.
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