In Memoriam of Matthew Shepard

Thirty-seven years and so many tears;

I still look back on all these years.

My soul was torn and now I mourn,

For the nation and family from which I was born.

Alienated, in this alien nation;

Am I not a part of GOD’s creation?

This life, this love, and all of its lessons:

Ashamed, condemned, and stripped of my blessings.

For though I AM gay, I was ‘BORN THIS WAY’:

Loved and loathed, by what people say.

My trust in the Lord! To Christ I pray,

Knowing HE will save US, from that day.