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Being Different: The Matthew Shepard Story

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Being Different: The Matthew Shepard Story

I'm not going to rhyme and tell you a poem.
I'm going to tell you a story I Love and Know.

His name was Matthew Shepard.
The date was October 7, 1998,
He was tied to a fence and left to die.
He was pistol whipped and        d severly.
Matthew was an              American Boy.
And was attacked for being different.
But saddly, He was pronounced      on October 12, 1998.
For he was only 21 and loved by everyone.


This story is Based on the True Story About Matthew Shepard.
To see and learn about what else happened to him and to fight against H A T E Crimes go to 
this website and watch the video: www.MatthewShepard.org
Thank You for reading this sad but heartfelt story. . . . .

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  1. Date: 1/13/2009 8:39:00 AM
    I might just check that out.. Thanks for sharing great write! Love always, Serenity

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 4:23:00 PM
    Another "Wonderful Write By 'You' Alexandria!"~Purposeful~Unselfish~Compassionate! The ingrediants that make 'Great Writers' I believe!!~So, I hope your life is going beautifully dear young lady! That your not letting The Grinch, mess with your "Christmas!"~And, as always, "I Send All You Love, And Yourself, All Of My Warmth & Love, Forever, John!"~"Happy Holidays Alexandria!"~"Beautiful Write!"~Bye:)

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 3:04:00 PM
    tnx for the comment...i wish i could see that im a beautiful and sweet person...anyway tnx again

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 12:56:00 PM
    My sissy!!!! lol hey dude no joke today you know that gay kid he really is gay named eric, i forget his last name. he started cussing out some poeple on the bus and david and all thoughs other kids we're going to beat him up cause he's gay. :( it was sad i told david and cody not to do it. but it was ironic how we were talking about this sunday then that happened monday...werid. anyway love the peom :)

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 12:17:00 PM
    Hi sillyhead

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 12:11:00 PM
    Hey read my new poem that I just put up called My Dear Old Friend- that u inspired me to write about my old friend... *Breana

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 12:08:00 PM
    This write brought tears to my eyes...why do people hate, have they never been taught to love..I feel in my heart, one day they will pay, and pay dearly for all their wrongs...always, Christy

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 11:17:00 AM
    Sad this world hold such hate, nice write

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 11:15:00 AM
    Sad this world hold such hate, nice write

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 10:34:00 AM
    Life is filled with so much hate and crime this makes me want to cry and it also makes me so damn mad...I had a gay friend once and he moved because of all the teasing and people bulling him. He was best friend. After he moved I never heard from him again... *Breana

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 10:32:00 AM
    Great poem, that's so sad, this world can be so cruel. Thanks for telling me about this :) Blessings, ~Michaela~