Carpe DiemKeep them guessing, what gender you areCarpe Diem5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
what lies under those baggy shirts.
[Look at them, over there. What are they, and why do I care?]
Keep them wondering
what your tastes really are.
[Lip gloss and candy floss, steam and sweat so lean, or perhaps someone in between?]
Keep being beautiful,
keep being you;
[Because you're going to have my support the whole way through.]
love?hugging.love?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but what is actual love?
Letter to my therapist IIHi.Letter to my therapist II4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I know I can't afford you right now, or your intern, but I really just need to say something.
I've been living as a boy now for almost three weeks now.... and I can't stand it. I am not able to keep going on this way, but... I can't do what's expected of me to qualify for hormones, or any of the other things I need.
I am a girl, but I am not a stereotypical one. I like wearing boy clothes, and I can't understand why that has to be an issue. I have tons of female friends that would never wear a dress, or even a skirt, and others that don't even own makeup. Is it so much of a stretch that I'm just like them?
Living in this male body is killing me. I need the actual medical interventions if I want to live, let alone be happy. There is nothing wrong with the way I dress, the way I act, talk, or think. I know exactly who I am, and exactly what is wrong with me.
I'm didn't stop dressing like a girl out of confusion, or acceptance of my male body; I did it out of frustration. I'm told I s
Bisexual FamilyJust because I see myself wearing a white wedding dressBisexual Family5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Doesn't mean I see myself with a prince
Even though I plan on getting married
Doesn't mean it'll be a man, what about a woman?
I see the day I'm giving birth
A cute little girl
But what if she has two mommies?
Or my son has double soccer moms?
Which one of us will walk our girl down the aisle?
No daddy around
Would she be ashamed to say I have two moms?
Or would she be walking by our side with a smile?
It doesn't matter who I'll marry
Only that I fall in love
I want to find the one I can pamper
Whether their sex is man or woman
Acceptance.Powerful word;Acceptance.4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Yet there's so little of it.
I'm happy where I am.
Do you not want me to be happy?
I finally found what I want, and the one person
That I want there for me-
Well, isn't there for me.
I'm not going to flip my lifestyle around
so I can be your lab rat.
I've tried what I've tried.
I've done what I've done.
I've experienced, and I'm actually happy.
Whether it be like the "first time" or not;
Why can't you let this go?
If I'm not exactly what you want me to be,
Apparently, I have some sort of inhuman malfunction.
I like being thought of as a person.
I thought discrimination was taken out of the book a long time ago.
Race, sexual orientation, political opinion, etc.
Doesn't define who a true person is.
Yeah, life is hard, I learned that part already.
But this doesn't affect anything.
There's a Girl...There's a girl I know....and I'm afraid for her.There's a Girl...4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
She doesn't know who she is,
She's trying to figure it out.
She wants to be right, but only seems to do wrong.
She looks ahead, but can't forget the past.
She's scarred and wounded, and it's never healed.
She has no best friend, she feels alone in this world.
She's afraid to be herself.
She wants to let it all out, but always holds it in.
She is happy on the outside, but inside sobbing.
She doesn't know who her friends are.
She wants to start over.
She wants to forget.
She wants to know who she is.
But in the end, she's to scared to try.
Her secret? No one knows.
No one cares to ask.
No one cares to help.
No one feels.
She is alone.
The people around her say that she is strong,
But she's scared.
They say that she's beautiful,
But she has an ugly secret.
They say she's open,
But she's afraid to let people see her true self.
I'm the only person she has.
But the sad thing is, she's not even real.
SHE doesn't exist.
Gender roles?Gender roles?5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I am a person. I have feelings. I breath. I think and blood pumps around my body. I have talents. I eat food. I age.
"So are you a girl or a boy?"
I am sorry, does it matter? I am a human being, I have a brain, I can think for myself, I do not need to have a gender, to have a role, to be what you expect, you think I am a rocker, I give you hundreds of reasons to say why I am not, you then say so you are a rapper? NO! No more stereotypes, no more gender roles, no more, I am attracted to men or women, why can't we all just see past the hype and the religion and see we are all people. Think how happy we will all be when there are no boundaries.
This is the world I want to live in.
A world with no prejudice, no expectations, just friendship, happiness and love. Not love "I want to spend the rest of my life with you." Love, love for others for people, for anyone. Anyone that is not you. Please? It is not that hard.
I was born in a male body. I have things which are different t
i promise.we used to sit on an isolated bench in the playground (battleground)i promise.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with imaginary vines
and imaginary predators lurking behind the imaginary trees
our imaginary forest
your eyes were amber -
no, golden. they were golden.
they were warm like autumn
but i always preferred spring
yet when you stared i still stuttered and my teeth chattered
i shuddered and like one does in autumn, i got goose bumps
(your eyes always made me think of withering leaves crunching beneath my feet
fragile and crisp)
i usually stutter when i'm nervous.
w-which is all the t-t-time when i'm with you
you used to tell me i was adorable
randomly and unexpectedly
between whispers about make-up, clothes and hair
your words were carried through the wind and breeze
it tickled my ears and heated my cheeks
i brushed it off and blew it in the opposite direction, right back at you
i cant really say i thought much of it, but it made me smile strangely
a smile that you smile for someone you truly care for
HerHer5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
She's the only one to make me smile when I'm down.
She's the one to always cheer me up when I feel like giving up.
Her hugs and kisses are what I crave.
When I see her face my face lights up, with the massive smile and my twinkling eyes.
I love the feel of her arms as they wrap around my body.
The way she picks me up in her arms when I'm falling asleep.
The way she feels so warm when I wrap my arms around her in a hug.
She's the one to make me laugh and smile when I'm angry and all I can think about is screaming my heart out.
When I'm the one crying she's there to comfort me.
She knows just how to do it. She can read me like I'm an open book.
She can tell when I'm happy, upset or just plain fed up.
She knows that I'd do anything for her and for us.
She knows she's got my heart, and she's keeping it safe.
She knows how to make me smile no matter what.
And she knows I love her so.
She's the one who taught me to love.
Taught me how to care.
She also taught me how to cry when you're
To the people,Whether you are,To the people,5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Whether you are,
Or even other...
We are all a community of people
Getting along doesn't come easy
I don't think we all give equal effort
I ask you the gays, hang in there and wait
I ask you the straights, please quit with the unjust hate
I ask the confused, you don't have to be just straight
I ask the men, don't be sexist
I ask the women, don't play mind games
I ask the others, abide by both
Our Sex doesn't identify us
Our Orientation isn't the only thing we are
All of us, no matter which group you're in...
We are all people
We all deserve the same treatment
If you show unrighteous hate, plan to receive such disgrace
All we ask from our fellow LGBT is to please follow the same
Straights, you non queers just listen a little please
We don't expect total acceptance, just a bit of respect
Please, don't take the option of marriage away?
Give us a chance to prove you wrong
My fellow p
I amI'm not your babyI am4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not your pearl
I'm not your lady
I'm not your girl
I am your shelter
I am your den
I am your hunter
I am your man
A Letter To My FatherA Letter To My Father8 years ago in Letters More Like This
This is your little girl.
I may be grown but I am still your little girl.
I love you and I look up to you.
I wanted to find a man just like you.
There is something I want to tell you.
Wanted to tell you for years.
Scared you would look at me differently.
It is hard to get me in dresses.
Even harder to get me to wear make up.
Remember the time when I was little.
Too young to know better.
I wanted to be like you.
We were outside.
You were cutting the grass.
You got hot so you took your shirt off.
I did too.
Mom yelled at me to put my shirt back on.
I did not understand.
I do now and I still think it was funny.
We are close.
We listen to some of the same music.
We watch some of the same shows.
We like the same comedians.
You did not like the guy I feel in love with.
I did not know then why you never tried to like him.
I thought you thought he was white trash.
I know I am your little girl and that is reason enough.
No guy will ever be good enough for me.
I still do not understa
AllyI can sit with you,Ally4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I will be your friend,
I can hold you as you cry,
I will be an open ear.
I will always be there for you,
I can laugh with you all day,
I will make inside jokes with you,
I can promise you anything.
I can be your best friend,
I will be there for support,
I can see your pain,
I will try to understand.
I can't stop the mean words they say to you,
I won't be able to stop their evil glances in the locker room,
I can't feel the same when you say she's 'hot',
I won't change thier opionion.
I won't be able to make your mother accept you,
I can't make your father look at you the same again,
I won't be able to make the hate go away,
I can't make her understand that you love her and not her boyfriend.
I can't feel your screaming agony,
I won't be abused and bullied like you,
I can't be more than I am,
I won't ever truely understand.
Because I'm just an ally, and I'm here for you and will defend you no matter what; but I'm not the one they'll mindlessly hate.
Being Gay Is A ChoiceI chose this way of life.Being Gay Is A Choice4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I chose to be ostracized by the general public.
I chose to live in a way,
My parents want to kill me for,
And my family wants to disown me.
I chose this way,
Where no matter how good I am,
How caring or faithful,
My place of worship,
Says I'll rot in hell.
I chose to put up with,
All of the heckling,
Fag, Homo, Queer.
Yup, I chose that all.
I chose a way,
Where in most places,
I can't marry someone,
I love with all my heart.
I chose to live my life,
So that if I want to bring in a child,
The world will scorn me,
And deny me a family of my own.
I chose to be treated as sub-human,
By the majority of this earth.
I mean, who needs basic rights?
I sure don't.
Don't you see the logic?
Who wouldn't chose this way?
Look at all these lovely perks,
I chose to be a gay.
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDECELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE - An Older Gay Man's Perspective
Straight people keep asking, "Why do 'you' people need GAY PRIDE when there is no need for STRAIGHT PRIDE?" This is my answer:
Straight people do not need to be proud of being straight, because they do not need to overcome and survive vilification, hatred, bigotry, discrimination and suppression, for being straight. Sexual Minorities deserve great pride and respect for overcoming all of that, and more.I call this a "Celebration of Gay Pride" because it is a celebration of my journey to self-acceptance and pride-of-self. I was 13, an Altar Boy wanting to be a Priest, when our priest told us boys, "Boys who are physically attracted to other boys are an abomination in the eyes of God, doomed to burn for an eternity in the everlasting fires of Gahanna." I could not understand it. I was simple, autistic, and I lived to be a good boy. I had not done anything to make these feelings for boys happen. God must
No Matter WhatI am meNo Matter What4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
glasses or none,
I am me,
am I not?
Boy or girl,
straight or not,
It don't matter what I got,
I'm still me,
no matter what.
You can't control me,
Can't change me,
so just let me be me,
you can't tell me what I am.
So love me,
Do you think I really care?
I'm just gonna be myself,
because no matter how different,
I am me,
no matter what.
So whoever you are,
don't let people define you,
be the you that's you,
because you are you,
no matter what.
what could be better?Run, run until your feet are battered and bruised, your legs are burning and weak, run until the pounding of your heart hurts more than the break. Run until you can't see the horizon but only an endless expanse of darkened sky, run until the stars outshine his eyes, run until you reach the wooded paths and thickened trees and run until you hear nothing but the echo of the wind instead of his voice. Run, run until the mountains and prairies are far behind you and you're somewhere empty and vast, somewhere beyond the sunset, run until you're somewhere where his fingers can't reach your delicate spine. Run until you feel the sand beneath your feet, run until the water fills your lungs and swallows you whole, run until you taste nothing but the salt and the breeze and the chill instead of his kiss.what could be better?5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Run until you're free.
And yell, yell until your throat is hoarse and your voice is empty and your body is drained, yell until the thoughts floating
I need someone...I need someone who will wrap their arms around my waist,I need someone...5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
hold me together, something I can't do for myself.
I need this person to kiss me, directly on the lips.
Take my mind off of all of the pain.
Come visit me, on my sickest days.
I don't care if you don't have a ride...
You'll find a way.
I want to be laying under the blankets with you, while you whisper in my ear...
Tell me how much I mean to you.
I need that someone who'll show me that I really am their everything.
AndrogynousAndrogynous5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why can't I be accepted the way I am?
Free to be me in this skin I'm in
I'm in the middle, and I've never felt better.
I wish I could be free to wear
Baggy boy jeans
Tight girl jeans
Cotton boy shirts
Soft girl blouses
I wish I could switch between my genitals, or simply have one.
I wish I could shrink these tumors on my chest.
I wish people could help me feel more comfortable about being me.
For so many things that can never be.
If you just let me be me, it would be so much easier.
Stop seeing only the outside of my body, and look into the inside of my heart.
He, She. I'm ME!
So stop your judgments and hatred, accept me as I am.
Because I'm not changing or going anywhere soon.
'On the fence'HE|SHE'On the fence'5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where do I fit in?
Why is there no room?
What about the in between?
Which word fits me?
NONE OF THE ABOVE|NONE APPLICABLE!
I am your daughter, but I'm her brother.
I am your niece, but her boy friend.
I am your groom, but his sister.
I am your dearest guy friend, but his granddaughter.
I am none of that!
I don't love you if you can't see.
I am not my gender.
My gender is a SMALL part of me.
Have Pride.Have Pride.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I speak for the unspoken.
I am the ears for the ignorant.
I stand up when no one is standing.
I write the unwritten.
I see the unseen.
I care in place of the uncaring.
I am the crusader for anyone under attack.
Attacks of harsh words, brutal violence, and injustice.
You are loved.
You are special.
You are great.
You are wonderful.
You are beautiful.
Wave your flag. And show every single color.
This is not the end for you.
This short poem is dedicated to all the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders. I love you all.
- Alexis Wolf
Lesbian love...I look into your glittering eyes,Lesbian love...7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I see the reflection of everything I am.
I think about you often,
and I wonder what you think about.
I wonder what you like & don't.
Each time I see you again, I can't breathe.
You make me speechless and I want to stay in your eyes forever.
When I cannot speak words,
you simply give me a perfect, brilliant smile,
and yet again,
I am breathless.
From the first moment I saw you,
I knew that there was something different about you.
Your beauty shocks me,
I fall down in surprise.
I can't believe you're in my life.
Something so delicate,
yet so far away.
Something so beautiful,
but hidden away.
The reason I feel this way,
there's no rational explaination.
I don't understand it.
All I really know is I feel so much for you,
and I hope you will too.