Friday, May 13, 2022

Something You Can Never Live Down

A new song that took me 30 years to write. Why did I leave my family, friend and church to run away to the big city (Dallas)? It was because I was unnecessarily harboring a secret I could not tell anyone.
Because, back then, it was the worst thing a human being could be. Shame and fear was all I knew.
It's gone now that I have released myself from the bondage of a certain theological belief (and, no, it's not just being gay). Hint: Original sin.

Still, the scars throb and never quite seem to heal. Even now, there are friends from that era I love dearly, but we cannot speak. We have no common language. We cannot reason together. It's tragic.

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