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Good Boy

March 2, 2018
By TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda


He’s such a good boy
Playing with his monster truck toy
But everything changes when they leave the room
Blush on cheeks bloom
He goes to his mother’s closet, pulls out a dress
Only ten minutes, no more, no less
Pull it on, look in the mirror
The girl inside, he fears her
But when he wears it he feels so light
But they say it just isn’t right...
Rip it off, put it away
“Such a good boy.” That’s all they say.



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starzx said...
on Aug. 14 2019 at 9:49 am
starzx, Manhattan, New York
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Society holds us back. I really appreciate you writing this poem, it's amazing!

on Feb. 8 2019 at 5:08 pm
skilpadde BRONZE, Huntington Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
~exerpt from Max Ehrmann's Desiderata

This is a great poem!

on Feb. 7 2019 at 8:01 pm
lydiagerges BRONZE, Franklin, Wisconsin
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this is amazing

on Jan. 15 2019 at 5:00 pm
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
53 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda

Yes, because homosexuality makes you want to wear dresses. Obviously. In all seriousness, no, it's about a transgender girl who can't be herself because of her environment.

on Dec. 21 2018 at 5:10 am
elmakaro BRONZE, Lagos, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Change is a measure of time and time a measure of change

Is this poem about homosexuality?

on Apr. 29 2018 at 9:49 pm
WolfWhisperer0911, Austin, Texas
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@AinsleyTurnedAlex Wow, amazing poem! Keep up the good work!