This poem was written by a very dear friend, who also happens to be a Friend of Lily. Warning, get the tissues, because I tear up just a few lines in.
It has been posted by permission.
I had this wonderful love for the taking,
I tried to ignore it,
but my heart was breaking.
After 38 years he came into my life,
He was everything I wanted, Caring, Loving,
he was my knight in shining armour,
but there was just one thing,
If we went on this journey,
Society would think it was a sin.
We made that leap
as we couldn’t live without each other,
Our love is pure,
it’s totally amazing,
Our souls are joined together,
our love will last forever.
His touch is electrifying,
His kiss sends shivers,
He looks in my eyes,
he can see my soul,
After all these years,
he’s filled my heart that had a hole.
For such a powerful love, so intense,
that causes Goosebumps and seeps in our pores
This love is not for everyone
so we have to hide it behind closed doors.
It’s because the ignorance of some people,
and the society we fear,
Our love has to be hidden,
and for these people I shed a silent tear,
To be so closed minded and the nasty names you use,
so our love for each other you totally refuse.
Open your eyes,
feel in your heart,
are we really hurting you?
Yet you still want us apart.
GSA is the word we’ve been given,
No, it doesn’t mean we are weirdo’s perverts or freaks
and were not asking to be forgiven.
For we have done nothing wrong,
just because our love is so strong.
We was torn apart
when we was very young
by our Mother,
my secret love,
I fear you all,
we cannot show our true love out there,
because the world can be so cruel.
No we are not ashamed,
but because of society, outside we are tamed.
He takes my hand
and we close our door,
We smile to each other
because within these walls
we can be true lovers.
I love him with all my heart and soul,
and with everything I have,
For our reunion every day
I thank the lord above,
We will always have our secret love…