Dear Gretchen the Cheerleader, My First Crush,

Aislinn Wilson


Dear Gretchen the Cheerleader,

I wasn’t a masochist when I met you,

but these days it’s getting more difficult to tell.

Weren’t we juniors in highschool,

when you said “Gays will burn in hell” ?

Well, Gretchen that got me thinking,

and I gotta say- What the fuck?

‘Cause hell’s where I’ve been hanging,

now isn’t that dumb luck?

So this is your formal invitation;

bring your miniskirt if you can.

We may be through being “girl friends”,

but Gretchen, I’ll always be your man.

Oh, and you know this is really where you belong,

you’re no better than the rest.

Gretchen, the evil lesbians have got plans for you

to which the devil can attest.

  • Author: Aislinn Wilson (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 18th, 2018 08:21
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is a silly poem about the first crush I knowingly had on a girl, which lasted about 3 years. It didn't go well, if you couldn't tell. She was most kind-hearted homophobe I ever had the pleasure of knowing. This picture attached is of a side character which I really think embodies her in "But I'm A Cheerleader".
  • Category: Humor
  • Views: 62
  • User favorite of this poem: Aals.
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  • Michael Edwards

    Well I wouldn't call it silly - it's a good write and well deserves it's place in the gallery.

  • queer-with-a-pen

    First crushes, especially on people of the same gender, can either be awesome or terrible. Especially if that person is homophobic and/or a jerk.
    I enjoyed the rhyming in this poem, and the last line is very well delivered.

    • Aislinn Wilson

      Thank you, I really appreciate that.

    • orchidee

      Good write Aislinn.

    • FredPeyer

      This is a refreshingly good, open, honest write! Well structured, well rhymed. Good work, Aislinn!

    • AlexHoy

      Great piece! It expresses your innermost feelings. As long as you can forgive her for not having an understanding of who you are. Love is the key to everything!

      • Aislinn Wilson

        She actually grew to be a better person and we had a healed relationship the year afterwards. It's funny, on one hand I don't really hold it against her and I know that's what a Christian school can do to a kid, but on the other hand she was my first crush I was aware of, and I'll stay mad and petty towards the person she was at the time I was struggling with that. You're right, though. Love at the end of the day is understated.
        Thank you!

      • Aals

        i can relate, but its a beautiful poem nonetheless

        • Aislinn Wilson

          Thank you, I really appreciate it! Always nice to be honest about shared experiences, it can really strengthen us

        • kevin browne

          let it out, my friend, you deserve your own creation of yourself and your sexuality. a very encouraging write.

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