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Forgotten Dream

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.191
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Ant's story is about her life as a forgotten dream - the highs, the lows, both happy and sad.

By Any Thompson


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My life has the highs but also has some major lows. I died so deep, so deep inside when I found out my parents had died. I am myself wherever I am. No change to suit each person I meet. I laughed at school with my friends around. I spent my time at after school clubs where I learned to respect and not how to be respected. I struggled with making everyone understand - it’s not a phase I’m going through, it’s just the person I am. It’s not my fault I’m gay, I was born this way. I wander this world slowly. I travel the country in search of happiness. I follow the football club I was told to support. I’ve made new friends wherever I go. I have the family and care and support but in my heart I’d wished for more. To Ireland, to London, to the back of beyond. I’ve took part in a play, I’ve expressed who I am. But then, either way, I always returned to this place I call home. I’ve slept rough. I’ve lived in hostels. I’ve been everywhere I know but mistakes I cannot change, the future I can. In this world there are no simple answers to show the rights and wrongs. I came back home, I made so many friends. It’s all made me see what mistakes I have made. I wanted to change all these mistakes but now I see it’s just who I am. Back in this world I’m happy, happier than I’ve ever been. To be with these people is to be the person you see today. So happy, so alive, there’s nothing I would change.

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