I Am

by David Acosta

lying in a darkened pit of silence
my golden skin is
burdened with the pains of my forefathers
A gay man' rights yet to be confirmed
from a society that hate is driven from
Destiny and fate are our keepers
life and love never taken for granted
standing here in a place of termoil
Now I understand the "Hard Knocks" of JayZ
and "Rainy Dayz" of MaryJ
praying, kneeling on the solemn ground
for the love and attention from
the one I've been taught that looks down
upon my human nature
understanding the hate that drives
these fools to judge my inner soul-

I Am by David Acosta

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