Gay is okay

Allan Dobransky -- Oregon Marriage Equality

Gay is okay

by Allan Dobransky Jr.

In walks a boy battered and bruised
from all the times his heart’s been tattered and used.
He takes a silent seat in the dark corner of a room
to shield himself from certain doom.
His eyes are cast down to overt their gaze;
a habit he’s picked up over the days.
His frame is delicate and small,
yet the make up hides the scars from all the times he’s been pushed against the wall.
With my arm around him I ask, “sad boy why do you cry?”
All I get back is a quiet “goodbye.”
I frown and ask, “lonely boy, why do you bleed?”
and through a shaky voice he responds, “my heart is finally freed.”
As he stood to leave
he took my heart with him if you’d believe.
Later that night, I hear the news,
that lovely boy would never suffer another bruise.
At this point I fell to my knees
and lifted my hands praying to God for an answer, please!
How could he have been so alone,
to let his heart turn to stone?
Now I lean over marble to kiss his lips,
and brush his hair with my finger tips.
But before I stand I whisper, “lost boy I won’t give in,
because love is not a sin.”

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Allan Dobransky Jr. is a 21-year-old French major with adolescent certification at the State University of NY at Geneseo. He’s been a self-proclaimed poet since his freshman year of high school, but it wasn’t until coming out during his senior year that he truly found a voice for himself in his work. His purpose for writing is to provide a voice for himself and others who may be silenced or afraid to speak up. 

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