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William part 1

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William part 1

I ask all to be open minded as I tell the story of my friend,  William .
There are so many prejudice in this World , from color to sex 

To me it has always been the soul , the person inside 
For one that is shallow will not experience life in true blessing 

William my friend was African American , he was fun and personality full of 'I am here "
William was Gay , William disowned , William called "A queer "

Well this is a lesson for all to know
God does not care what color , but the heart , what color it shows .

I had left my 1st Husband , with 2 children I had to support .
I was depressed , felt alone in the civilian World of a sort 

For when I got to Monterey bay , I was on a Military base 
Very shy and recluse , not leaving the perimeter of the land 
I opened such a big door when I left that abusive Man 

I had the tiniest apartment with 2 little rooms , probably 550 sq. feet I presume .
I will never for get the night He came to my door , William ," Girl, lets go dancing 
Let's go explore ! He called me 'The platinum Blonde "

We went out together and danced , he was amazing ! William energized any room . He Lit it Up ! 
For he had something inside his beautiful soul , no money could buy, nor silver or gold.

Well years went by in Monterey bay , I had fallen in love with a man , Lost so much time .

Time went by , after the man broke my heart ,I remember "where is William "
I missed something that lies  deep in my heart . The true Love and friendship of he I craved .

Now this story is long so go to  "William part 2  "be patient , be brave .

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  1. Date: 9/29/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Being gay myself, I had a heartfelt response to this piece. I could clearly feel the love and fondness you had for William. Very emotional write, Yvette. I'm sure he would be deeply moved if he read it. Great job on this piece :)

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    Date: 9/30/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you ~ It is my way of honoring "William " and telling the world 'judge not for you could be judged ' in this form , so cruelly. I also think of other Victims , such as a young Gay may "Matt "whom was senselessly murdered on , left to die on a Fence ..Awful. I respect you for being Brave and saying the Truth ! love & Happiness to you always , Yvette