None are as they Seemdid you know?None are as they Seem5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the middle ages, baby boys wore pink
baby girls wore blue.
pink was considered a masculine color,
because it was pale red,
and red was the color of warriors.
did you know?
the pink triangle
that iconic symbol of homosexuality
was a label created in Hitler's Germany
to distinguish homosexuals
from other prisoners
in horrific camps,
as part of the Holocaust.
did you know?
After the Stonewall riots,
were excluded from the civil rights movement
of homosexuals in America
because leaders of the movement
believed they were really homosexuals
who were trying to keep one foot in the door
of normal heterosexual life.
did you know?
Resistance To Your HateIt breaks my heart every time I seeResistance To Your Hate4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Another lost life in the news or on tv
Due to the hate being spread
Leaving people scrambling through a world of dread
How is being discriminated against for who you are okay?
Just making it harder to get through each day
Being told it's immoral
And we'll burn in Hell fire
Driving people to the brink
Making the situation dire
Love is love, why can't you understand that?
It isn't a phase I can take off like a hat
Gender doesn't matter when it comes to emotion
So why do you hate us for showing that devotion?
Denying our rights like we're some kind of criminals
Bringing us down, making our feelings minimal
Pushing us right to the edge
Shoving some over the ledge
Never to return
Doesn't the loss bother you?
Are you ever gonna learn?
It isn't our "choice" that's sending us over
It's your intolerance of the gender of our lovers
I'm Your...I'm your Daughter.I'm Your...7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Growing up you told me you would love me no matter what. You weaved dreams and possibilities in front of my eyes, and assured me no limits existed.
I'm your Sister.
As children we squabbled over toys and candy, and played together on the playground. We were two peas in a pod, and nothing could stop us from staying close.
I'm your Niece.
You were the one who spoiled me when I came to visit. I felt I could always talk to you, and you always told me you were there if I needed you.
I'm your Cousin.
We were the ones always getting into trouble, weren't we? You were the one I thought of as a friend, and confided in when the grownups' words didn't mean anything.
I'm your Mother.
From the moment I knew you were growing inside of me, I was in love. You were my whole entire being, an essence of myself, and I raised you the way I was raised, surrounded by love.
I'm your Aunt.
Frequently you call me up on the phone, asking advice and talking for hours. You look up to me, and I a