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Do you know?
What the hardest part of being gay is?
Your first thought is all the hate,
Heaped on you for being different.
That's true.
It is hard to handle society's rejection.
Do you really understand?
How isolated one feels?

Do you know?
What the hardest part of being gay is?
It's seeing two guys together.
Two guys who love each other.
When you have no one,
When you're all alone,
You wonder,
Is society right?
Am I cursed?
Am I nothing but sin?

Do you know?
How it feels to hear a friend talk?
Listen to them as they tell you,
How great their boyfriend is.
Do you know?
What an ache it causes inside?

Do you know?
How empty it sounds?
When they say,
You'll find someone.
Do you really understand?

Do you know?
What goes through our mind?
We see a guy on the street,
And we wonder,
Is he the one?
Will I know him,
When I see him?

Do you know?
How much it hurts?
To lay in bed every night,
Longing to be with someone?
Do you really know?
What the hardest part of being gay is?
As a writer and a homosexual male, I have a responsibility to use my talent to say things others of my kind cannot find the words to say themselves.
This is one of those things.
After you read this, stop and think about it. Then the next time you talk to a friend who's says he's depressed and feeling lonely, remember this poem.
Maybe then you will understand how truly hard it is to be gay.
Thank you.
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rogerhankins Mar 23, 2014  New member
Yes I did feel that until 3 years ago
I met my man. Don't give up. You're going to find him
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NatsukiNekoChan Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for writing this poem, it is sad and true, which just makes it more sad. I am not interested in any kind of sex at the moment, but I think this kind of stuff (with stuff I mean different kinds of love) is very interesting. Before now, I have never thought of how it might feel, to see a person you like, who probably is interested in the other gender. I often think about, if someone I know is interested in the same sex, and if I ever will be, but never that.
I really hope you will find the one, I can't do anything but wish you luck - good luck. 
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:iconthelonerainbowfox:
... so these are the words that have been choking... suffocating me for the last horrendous three months... as someone who just came out... this is basically what i feel but can't say
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:icontigra217:
Bro, I know the feeling. I wish you all the luck in the world, and thank you for sharing this with the world.
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vellusz Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Valiant effort. However, this is better off as prose. When writing a poem, it's important to consider rhythm and word-choice. Without implying that I can write better, this is an essay with lines broken in unconventional places.

I suggest you google "Poetry Free-For All" and get some critique from that community. They will be able to offer much more detailed feedback.
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:iconheyh0letsg0:
this is exactly how I feel, thank you for putting the appropiate words in my mouth
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:iconmidnightbluedestiny:
nice, i love your work RW :)
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:iconthatenglishguy:
I get this so very much. I have been single for quite some time. I don't get approached or even hit on...then again I don't hit on a guy because I'm scared that he may decide that hitting my face is better than being complimented by my hitting on him.

However, I have learnt that being single you can focus more on yourself, what you like to do, hang out with friends (those who don't always go on about their relationships) and bettering yourself. So, its not always a bad thing being single.
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Rainbowflower333 Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you showed us what's going on in the mind of an unhappy gay guy!

Thank you! I like how you write!
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jazzjazz1 Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
-cries- everything you wrote is true...and it hurts that you are constantly reminded every day...EVERY FUCKIN DAY......i just need a hug :(........ but im happy that i am gay...it makes me who i am....it makes US as a gay commmuunity stand together......thank you for writiing this poem thingy.......
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