a space of deviants just like me,
I feel even more so than ever before.
I laugh to myself to cover the tears
Of the young boy who's in the sandpit.
Mummy's dressed him in pink
And he's pushed to the floor.
He gets up and
Through salted sight
Wonders why his mother
Always gets away with it.
to this space of mine
Deviants deviantly being deviant,
So sociologists would theorize.
Though I'm more deviant than them,
Not once does one stray
To pay me the time of day
To ask how I do it
To get a tip, so to speak, from
The deviant horse's deviant mouth.
I'd put money on the fact
That secretly they're wondering
Like the little boy pink.
PATSTON is: a white, disabled, vegetarian
gay man. A
social entrepreneur, consultant, and comedian.
A writer, actor and professional
I feel so full of hate like this and my jaw is set
And my stomach is like a lump of clay that's just been left
Because the potter's lost it when it comes to creativity
- I know exactly why so many people hate themselves
I feel so full of hurt like this and my jaw is set
Because we've just talked past each other yet again
In the same bloody insane way that we always do
- I know exactly why so many people hurt themselves
I feel so full of pain like this and my jaw is set
And I'm lying here trying to cry but I can't because I've been taught
And I feel my body tingle as my emotion rises and then conditioning
blows it out
- I know exactly why so many people kill themselves
I feel so full of love like this and my jaw is set
And dialogue's rushing through my head but makes no sense
Which is not so surprising because there's no sense to it anyway
- I know exactly why so few people love themselves
© 2004 Philip Patston
Header © 2004 Mark McBeth, IDEA | MONGER
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years of tortured youth and a bad social work and wheelchair habit,
Philip found himself on stage with people laughing at him and discovered
he was ... funny! He now divides his time between a successful career
in comedy, writing, and consulting about diversity. In 1999 he was
the recipient of the Billy T. James Comedy Award and was named Queer
of the Year by the gay television series "Queer Nation." Learn
more about Philip's personal appearances and speaking engagements
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