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I have to do what it takes to live…
by Ed Matlack
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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...a continuing saga of a gay kid on the streets...


After mommy & daddy threw me out,

I lived hand to mouth,

Sure I had to have money,

I became a sugar daddy’s honey…

 

But I had to live,

The things he made me do,

Well, I don’t want to say,

But I long to leave him one day…

 

Still it’s better than getting beat,

And living on the cold, dark street,

But I have to be honest,

I want a real boyfriend,

Before I meet what might be my suicidal end…

 

This can’t be what being gay is all about,

I’m only fourteen & older men for me shout,

They offer me money, clothes & food,

But they always seem to be “in the mood…”

 

(to be continued)

 

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Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/29/2012
Kat, said it well enough, bless ya
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 7/29/2012
Straight from the heart!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/29/2012
Now you have waxed poetic. I can't believe it!

Ron
Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/29/2012
Sad one, my friend.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/29/2012
a far to prevalent problem on both sides of the street.
budd
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/29/2012
Sad and happens to many of the troubled teens attemping to find themselves when they don't fit into the circles and squares. Good write.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/29/2012
It is a sadness that permeates the streets of no understanding Ed, you touched a subject many wish to have a blind eye to.

Excellent awareness prose

Love and Light
Lily
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