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Coming Out to my kid -- Finally!

So, it is now time to come out to my boy. Can't honestly say that i am not nervous -- but he's a smart kid - likely knows already. Great news is that Barb is behind me on this -- that's awesome.

I have been kind of correcting him when he makes gay slurs - or laughs at innapproriate depictions of gays in general (at least that is my opinion)..

This will happen in August. He is the last person I care about whom I have not come out to. Wish me luck!

Too Much Love Will Kill You

Im just the pieces of the man I used to be
Too many bitter tears are raining down on me
Im far away from home
And Ive been facing this alone
For much too long
I feel like no-one ever told the truth to me
About growing up and what a struggle it would be
In my tangled state of mind
Ive been looking back to find
Where I went wrong

Too much love will kill you
If you can't make up your mind
Torn between the lover
And the love you leave behind
Youre headed for disaster
Cos you never read the signs
Too much love will kill you
Every time

Im just the shadow of the man I used to be
And it seems like there's no way out of this for me
I used to bring you sunshine
Now all I ever do is bring you down
How would it be if you were standing in my shoes
Cant you see that it's impossible to choose
No there's no making sense of it
Every way I go Im bound to lose

Too much love will kill you
Just as sure as none at all
Itll drain the power that's in you
Make you plead and scream and crawl
And the pain will make you crazy
Youre the victim of your crime
Too much love will kill you
Every time

Too much love will kill you
Itll make your life a lie
Yes, too much love will kill you
And you wont understand why
Youd give your life, you'd sell your soul
But here it comes again
Too much love will kill you
In the end...
In the end.

Happy Birthday , Mom

1940-2005


You remain forever in my heart. I will always think of you.

Beautiful Boy

The light is fading, we’re all alone
I sing you a lullaby
Stars winkin at us, a smile from the man on the moon
I look you in the eye, and every single time time
My heart is a bird in the breeze
Flyin far out from me, roundin you, and landing between

If I only had breath for one more sigh
I’d be callin it out to you
Singin’ bout, what you do —– oh

My beautiful boy , You take me, To a place
Far beyond the point
Where my doubts, can hold on
My beautiful boy

I’m a little boat in the water, the rain in the summer,
You’re my river and I’m comin down
If storms blow on in- You’re my bright sky, oh so blue
And it feels kinda funny, like I’m dancin in the stars
when I’ve got you on my mind,
Sing your song to the northern lights, they’re dancing with us too

If I only had music for one more song,
I’d be singin it out to you
A little verse, ’bout what you do —– oh

My beautiful boy , You take me, To a place
Far beyond the point
Where my doubts, can hold on
My beautiful boy

Copyright Jeff Straker, 2005
All rights reserved. SOCAN

My son looks like a movie star!

Don't you think so?