By Victoria Palmer

May 1982

Oh hooray school is here
look at all the little kids cheer
they like to learn and dance and play
they are all so happy and gay

Ok, I didn't know that gay could imply homosexual .. I didn't even know what a homosexual was when I was in kindergarden.. the funny part is I went to a catholic school.. and they questioned me on my word usage.. I was very confused
Poor little lamb,
drinking at the water,
next to a shed
labelled "Animal Slaughter"

I must have been a very disturbed little boy.

I also had similar radical ideas about poems featuring playing gay children. "The Children came out to play, in the leaves happy and gay"

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