Poetry, Becoming a Boy Scout, a Gay Boy's dream
Timmy stood tall and proud with extended hand
I wrote this piece in response to Governor Rick Perry, ( Texas ) refusing a gay boy's admission to The Boy Scouts Of America.
Little Timmy was so excited, he'd finally reached the ripe old age of ten
He'd dreamed of joining The Boy Scouts Of America with his friends
And especially his hero, his big brother Ben
Ben's walls were lined with awards, merit badges, emblems, banners..oh so proud
Timmy's heart was heavy
Ben gently explained he might not be allowed
You see Timmy was a gay boy who never struggled with his identity
He was loved and cherished
Brought up in a home with peaceful serenity
Ben took him to meet his scout master
Hoping against all odds
To avoid a heartbreaking disaster
Timmy stood tall and proud with his extended hand
Instead of a welcome handshake the scout master looked away, ignoring Ben's gift to Timmy
His first merit arm band
Timmy knew in his heart he would make The Boy Scout organization his number one priority if given a chance
He was also aware that living in the state of Texas
He would be judged at first glance
The scout master would never know his heart, his love for America, his commitment to advance pride in who you are, extending a hand to others who were born different and perchance make America and the world aware of the person inside
Such a young boy full of gay pride
Dreaming of a time when all will walk together side by side
When no child would ever be cast aside.
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