So I'M... Gay

My name is Dan, and because of you,
I walk with my head down, ashamed to look people in the eye.
My name is Dan, and because of you,
I cannot be free to be who I am, and every time I have to lie.

My name is Dan, and because of you,
I am afraid to go out on my own.
My name is Dan, and because of you,
I must sit in my bedroom, sobbing alone.

My name is Dan, and because of you,
I believe the world is a spiteful, hateful place.
My name is Dan, and because of you,
I can never reveal my one true face.

My name is Dan, and because of you,
my parents very nearly lost their son.
My name is Dan, and because of you,
the bigoted race very nearly won.

But no.

My name is Dan, and I’m bigger than you.
My name is Dan, and I’m better than you.
And the whole of “my people”? They are too.

So now I don’t listen to what you say.
It won’t change anything anyway.
I’m sorry you don’t like it, but what can I say?
My name is Dan, and yes, I’m gay.

by Dan Brown

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Comments (17)

wow you are so talented
Very nice dan
You tell it as it is and I have been there every step of the way I wish i could say it gets beter but we all know we have to quicker better cleverer to get where we want to be so I say hold up your head and be proud to be Gay
Are you kidding me? It's someone else's fault that Dan is sad! I get that you're gay, Dan (you've made that abundantly clear) , but at least be a man about it, and quit trying to blame me for your unhappiness. This poem is embarrassing to read, and the comments are embarrassing too. You all shouldn't be encouraging Dan's crybaby complaining- you're just enabling him. Dan, hopefully you're still young and can buck-up and take responsibility for yourself, act like a man (a gay man) - someone we can all be inspired by and not feel pity for.
Hey Dan! I'm a really stright guy but I really like your poem, I have a friend who is also gay but I never minded it, I think gay people are very courageous and friendly...though how much I like ya'll, I still ain't changing sides... :) A big 10 for you!
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