Poem: Penis Moments

It has always been there
Source of curiosity
Source of pleasure.
Both convenience
And inconvenience.
My father taught me
How to wash it
Keep it clean and healthy.
I shouted with joy
To discover hair growing
All around it.
I raced home
In an effort
To have it not betray me.
With golden liquid streaming forth
I stood before my Grade 5 class
Face flushed with shame
As a pool of wetness
Triggered by nervousness
Covered my pants
And the floor beneath me.
I was shocked and awed
When it stiffened
Lengthened and pulsed
With blood and desire.
I felt betrayed
When it was touched and caressed
By a girl I did not like
Did not trust
Without my consent.
When I went to the teacher
Told her my tale of woe
She was more angry at me
Than at the one who had crossed the line.
I sat in classes untold
Filled with fellow adolescents
Trying to hide
Its stiffness and bulge
As a stray breeze
A single thought
A surge of hormones
Could set it off.
I hated it
Considered it alien
And weird
Did not see
How any could love such a thing.
After years of resistance
Of refusing to consider it
I began to touch it.
Explore and learn it.
To take it in my hand and love it.
I felt the joy of ecstasy
The power of climax
The rush of hormones
The feeling of profound relief.
So I finally learned
To love my penis.
To celebrate my manhood.
To grow comfortable in my masculinity.
I learned to love my body.
I made my body
My identity as man
My own.
And that has been
A source of great confidence.
And a blessing to myself
And many others.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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