I Chose to be GayI chose to be spat on in public.I chose to be called names.Fag. Dyke. Sinner. Abomination. Devil worshiper.Mistake.I chose to be hated by the ones I loved.I chose to be hated by the ones I trusted.I chose to be punished for holding handsWhile others nearly fornicated 3 feet to the leftAnd got a blind eye turned their way.I chose to be told:"I'll do whatever it takes to keep you from love."I chose to have to beg my mother for acceptance,Only to hear her say:"Never."I chose to risk lifeFor the woman I so truly care forBecause we are both of Venus.I chose to forsake marriageSo that a man and a woman who hate each otherCan live 'happily never after'In their world of white picket lies.I chose to cry night after nightOver a love that would forever elude me.Yes,I chose to be this way.I choseTo be Gay.