Mallory Baskin

Web Developer and Ghost Writer
Mallory Baskin

Gay Christian

Maybe that’s why it hurts so much

Almost a shock

Before, when you were younger

They spoke of His love


Explained he was a comforting omnipresence

And you bought it

Sold your soul to save it

They change their tune so quickly

Suddenly He is full of anger

Ever-present glaring eyes

All because of who you are

There is no love for someone like you

They make it clear quickly

And you’re left

Struggling to break your own beliefs

Feeling blindsided and stupid

Because this religion they used to promise acceptance

Doesn’t offer that to you

But you didn’t realize until too late

Now you can’t match your faith with yourself

Leaving you a disappointment to everyone

Even the one they promised would be different