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Momma

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Tonight I'll be goin' to a party

and may not be back home till dawn

Me an' my friends will have a good time.

We'll drink and laugh and carry on.

And maybe I'll meet someone special

and Momma he'll be a man.

Momma your son is a faggot

and I know you just don't understand.


It's not hard for me to see

you been cryin'

you been hurt by the things I been cault

I don't know if you'll ever believe me

but Momma, it wasn't your fault.


Still I know, you'll always remember

what Daddy said just as he died:

"Momma, Your son, he ain't normal."

"Momma, what's happened to your pride."

"Your son ain't fit to be my namesake,

and Momma, he just don't belong."

"Momma, your son is a faggot."

"Momma, where did you go wrong."


It's not hard for me to see

you been cryin.'

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In a word tragic. This poem reminds me of a song written by Willie Colon, a giant of Salsa music. Go to this link for a fascinating story:

http://dominicambrose.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/el-gran-varon-willie-colons-story-of-simon-is-20-years-old...

In a word tragic. This poem reminds me of a song written by Willie Colon, a giant of Salsa music. Go to this link for a fascinating story:

http://dominicambrose.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/el-gran-varon-willie-colons-story-of-simon-is-20-years-old/

I promise you won't regret it.

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Thank you for the reference. I knew nothing of the song or the artist. I first jotted these words down about twenty years ago at at time of far less understanding and acceptance. Recent events, i.e. the California ballot initiative and others,...

Thank you for the reference. I knew nothing of the song or the artist. I first jotted these words down about twenty years ago at at time of far less understanding and acceptance. Recent events, i.e. the California ballot initiative and others, brought the issue back to mind.

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This simply blew me away...very well done and thank you for sharing.

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Thanks

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Thats what made it so special and amazing to see ug. Great minds... so on and so forth... :-) Well done.

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Not so sure about the "great minds" thing. More a case of serendipity I think, but thanks much nonetheless.

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