Not that this world were some more beautiful place, because it is already;
But I wish that I had found that beauty earlier.
Rather than being taught that I was wrong, and sinful, denied my place in it;
That someone, anyone had said “you are ok”.
That just one person had been brave enough to stand against society’s view,
And stopped my life being robbed from me to make other’s comfortable.
That I was still that young, vital man and that in all I did I knew the security,
Of being normal, just another human being, acceptable for my merits.
Dear, unknown yet living friend, that you had found me in all of my distress,
And that you had shown me the peace that comes from hope in better tomorrows.
That I had tasted love’s sweet flavour in my youth, felt pride to stand at an altar,
But I hope that I shall still know the joy of growing into senility with someone.
That I had not had to walk the path I did, but know that I do not blame you;
All this I did without you, so please promise me, the child to come will not be alone.