Family"You're brilliant."Family1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
"You're smile is grand."
"You look great."
It's all lies.
I'm none of those things.
I'm a mutt.
A lost dog without known heritage
looking for acceptance from it's "family"
The process is long.
It's a bitter, cold war that no one wins
And that acceptance is never going to be there
Because I'm not good enough.
I can't reach those standards set for me.
"You aren't pansexual,
don't tell anyone that."
"You aren't an atheist,
You just haven't found God, yet."
"You aren't anyone's friend,
You haven't been fixed.."
"You aren't accept,
You aren't good enough, yet."
When will families just accept their children?
No parent hears the cries,
No parent wants to accept these things,
No parent wants a failure of child.
Yet, I'm here.
Lie after lie after lie is told.
Mother treats me like I'm a roach,
Father disregards me.
I'm the housemate.
I'm the failure
Part of me screams:
I give up.
Yet, the other part knows everyth
It Gets Better: Autism EditionIt Gets Better is a fantastic project! According to Wikipedia, "its goal is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens' lives will improve." My only criticism is that it's too specific. The website does mention "other teens", but it mentions GLBT youth specifically, singling them out when the reality is that there are a number of other groups of kids who face similar prejudices and challenges and who often also consider suicide as a solution. Arman Khodaei publishes the blog Empower Autism Now where he says, "everyday there seems to be at least one thread in the WrongPlanet forums from someone with autism that is contIt Gets Better: Autism Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This