Lord why didn’t you give me a gay child?

I would have loved a gay child

we could have attended museum openings,

shared tickets to the ballet


A gay child would have dressed well,

remembered birthdays

held open the door

eschewed facial hair


A gay child would not have a snake tatoo

encircling his bicep

but rather like his uncle

have picked pretty symbols, (the

celtic cross was nice, the green ink

more attractive.)


A gay child would have a job

in a clean industry

instead of shoveling asphalt

cracking open a beer

sunburn across  the back of his head


Lord a gay child would have traveled with us

rather than announce

he is breeding cockroaches

to feed

the thirteen snakes

cages lining his living room.


A gay child would date

interesting boys who knew that the mother

is important

A gay child

does not get his girlfriend pregnant

and along with a new baby

acquire a second dog, a cat and an iguana


Lord I would have cherished a gay child

sympathized with his plight

People would comment how tolerant!

How supportive!


Our secret –  it is easy to love a gay child


Lord I was ready for a gay child

but instead

delivered a cowboy.


There is no support group for that.

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  • greatpoetrymhf
    Posted on May 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Reblogged this on Writing for my beloved.

  • VenusVee
    Posted on May 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm


  • justinbog
    Posted on May 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you for your humorous poem and take on a subject that still presses so many buttons. Good for you.

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