Thanks dadDuring the Easter breakThanks dad3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I made a promise to myself -
I would come out to my parents.
I tried every night -
I just couldn't quite manage it,
my fear and apprehension stopped me
over and over again.
A few days ago I had an argument,
I let nothing slip
but the topic was sexuality.
I always assumed my parents would be fine with it
but this argument with my dad,
destroyed that assumption.
Oh sure, he's fine with people being gay or lesbian -
He seems to feel the bisexuality is a choice -
a lifestyle -
'they're too confused about themselves'.
It was effectivley like saying to me
"Bisexuals are gays in denial"
I argued for all of the community -
but let's face it
he didnt understand bisexuality
so transgendered people were on a whole different world to him.
Oddly enough we both know a MtoF transgendered person,
he seems to just be weirded out by her.
man fears what he does not understand.
Just because i'm bisexual
it does not mean i'm gay.
Thanks dad -
Problems:Falling in love with a guy. That guy is straight. Or maybe that guy won't say he's the slightest bit bi/gay, so you can't go out with them. Because you won't go out with them if they're straight, even though you like them so much it hurts, because you're a guy, but not in his eyes.Problems:4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Falling in love with a girl. That girl is gay. Or maybe that girl won't say she's the slightest bit straight/bi, so you can't go out with them. Because you won't go out with them if they're gay, even though you like them so much it hurts, because you're a guy, but not in her eyes.
Falling in love with a guy. That guy is gay. But you can't go out with that guy because in his eyes, you're not a guy, and therefore he won't be gay if he dates you.
Falling in love with a girl. That girl is straight. But you can't go out with that girl because in her eyes, you're not a guy, and therefore she won't be straight if she dates you.
Falling in love with a bi/pansexual person, but you still can't go out with them, no mat
EmbraceI'm mesmerized by the breaths withdrawn from the wind around.Embrace4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The tender scrape against my bones.
Lovely and comforting all in one.
Time seems still yet moving fast.
Only moments until this is over.
I give one final squeeze to press him closer to me.
To feel his heart beat.
And let him feel mine fluttering . . escaping for . . embracing for . .
Strength, warmth, and safety . .
Neither of us move. Let this moment stay.
I'll be suspended in time.
I'll never get tired of his hugs. . .
Hopeless RomanticI smile at the words you speakHopeless Romantic4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The warmth you breathe upon my cheek
I can't help but take it all in
Confused to where I start and you begin
I'm lost in my day dream of you
Its tacky and cheesy yet very true
Fascinated by the gleam in your eye
Kindness and hope is that I spy?
Feel your fingers brush against the grain
My skin gives while pulsing with its veins
In the back of my mind. Thoughts I'm relying
These emotions I fear of denying
I can't help it but its wrong
That I keep falling into love songs
Keep me on the ground
For I need you to keep me safe and sound
Don't Ask[A MAN approaches a SECOND MAN. Both are in uniform.]Don't Ask4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
MAN: Hello, sir. Are you gay?
SECOND MAN: I can't tell you that.
MAN: Why not?
SECOND MAN: Don't ask.
MAN: All right.
SECOND MAN: Don't tell.
MAN: I'm not the one doing the telling.
SECOND MAN: Exactly; don't ask, don't tell.
MAN: So you are gay?
SECOND MAN: I said, don't ask, don't tell.
MAN: I'm not telling, just asking.
SECOND MAN: Neither.
SECOND MAN: I said: don't ask, don't tell.
MAN: I asked, then you said not to.
SECOND MAN: Yes; don't ask.
MAN: Don't ask what?
SECOND MAN: If I'm gay.
MAN: Then what's to tell?
SECOND MAN: You're not telling me anything. I'm not telling, and you're not asking.
SECOND MAN: Listen, you asked me if I'm gay, and I don't tell. You don't ask.
MAN: It was just a question.
SECOND MAN: Yes, but you're not supposed to ask.
MAN: ...Ask what?
SECOND MAN: If I'm gay.
MAN: Wait, then what do I not tell?
SECOND MAN: No, I don't
BiSo I like girlsBi4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What's the big deal?
If I tell my parents
Their hearts may never heal?
Should I really be concerned?
Should I even care?
If I don't let them know
I'd be choking on air
Yeah I like girls
But I like guys too
For now I'm stuck in a rut
What am I to do?
I seem in-denial
'Cause that's what people want to hear
It's shoved down my throat
I can barely even smile
Have Pride.Have Pride.3 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
Fuck HatersFuck haters 'cause they're the ones to blameFuck Haters4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When gay kids get depressed and take their lives each day.
These haters bag on gay kids and make them feel like shit,
Haters tell gays to give up on life and quit.
Girls liking girls and guys liking guys,
Continuing to tease, leading to suicide.
Fuck haters, they tell the gay kids to go "away."
We'll all band together and make those haters pay.
** Who are they to say what's right and what's "gay?" **
Your anti-gay votes help slit their throats.
They sit around and mope, slip their necks through the rope.
STR8 & AGAINST H8!
DON'T BE H8IN ON THE HOMOS!
SOME KIDS ARE GAY, THAT'S OK!
SOME DUDES MARRY DUDES, GET OVER IT!
SOME CHICKS MARRY CHICKS, GET OVER IT!
YES TO PROP8! NOH8! FCKH8!
Suffering in SilenceSuffering in Silence3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Sit here waiting
for the ending
that is to never be
Always knowing that
the dark side
Without words to express
One dares not confess
these feelings inside
Silence is the greatest key
To keep things locked up inside of thee
Suffering in Silence.
Walk around and look around
The world is in shades of gray
Dark and rainy is the day.
The suns warmth touches this cold skin
But it cannot penitrate me within.
Its nothing but a burning pain.
Baring scares of old fights
Nothing but agnoizing memories
that are best left behind.
Showing no compassion
Holding no remorse
Feelings of regrets.
Letting others not know
Best to not let it show
For they'll never understand.
Look around and spin around
In a dance of never ending circles
In silence we suffer.
77. Running AwayHe was dozing on the couch now, stretched out and snoring lightly after he had finished scarfing down his meal and leaving me to wash the heap of dishes he had left in his wake. After grumbling to myself for a while I had lapsed into thoughtful silence, thinking about what I was going to do next.77. Running Away3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I knew that I couldn't just throw him out, but I couldn't really keep him here forever, could I? There had to be some way that I could get him to tell me why he ran away from home, and maybe if I could get him to tell me I could try and fix the problem. But he was so secretive, so jumpy, so distrusting I didn't know if there was even a way that I would be able to get him to open up enough that I would be able to so much as get the reason. What if I offended him and he stopped communicating with me? What if I pressed him to hard and he took off? And what if I did learn the reason? Would it be horrible? Dark? Or just another stupid teen reason like not getting to borrow the car to go out with fr
I CAN Send You a Letter, DearI CAN Send You a Letter, Dear4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
From one man to another
From one man to his lover
Is it taboo to write a letter
On this day, now or never?
Is it scandalous, our affair?
As we float, too high, on air
Though I wish I may, I wish I might
You're the only one for me tonight.
I wrap myself in your perfume
In the sweet embrace of your cocoon
To dance in the stars next to Ursabear
Will the world acknowledge such an affair?
I laugh and cry, you hold me tight
Our delicate love, to my delight
We won't hold back, no love to spare
As we lose ourselves in this affair
When we both are dead and gone
In our graves, side-by-side, along
Our children will accept and know
Just how much I loved you so
Over the sea and far out of sight
I am still with you on this night
My sweet love, my only man!
With love, from Afghanistan.
Coming out to my parentsDear, Mom and Dad,Coming out to my parents4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Please take some time to read this letter. I will explain what I truly am in this letter. But by the end of reading this letter, I don't know what you will think of me
I cannot hide this from you anymore. I am bisexual A bisexual person is a person who is attracted to both men and women.
And here is my biggest news. I am in love with Leah.
We have fun going back and forth through text and supporting each other. Even though we live in different states, we still have that long distant connection and love.
Please don't get mad at me. You didn't raise me wrong, you didn't treat me wrong. This is me. This is the person I turned out to be.
I want you to know this. But I need your support. I need you to understand that this is the way I turned out to be.
My heart tells me to stay true to myself and try to be the good girl and not to get in trouble. But this is what bothers me. Not having the guts to tell you that I am bisexual.
And don't be upset. I have fin
Not My NameFaggotNot My Name3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That is not my name
That is not my name
Not my name
The labels fly
They try to pin me down
Who I really am
Not all of them understand that you
I am a rainbow
A beautiful mix of colors
Not one shade the same though they might seem that way
I am purple
Proud, raising above childish names
I am the outcast
The person who lives though ignored or made fun of
I am the gay
Compared to this worlds mundane routine
Although in many peoples eyes I do not fit in
I know strength
I know enduring the impossible
I know living with ignorance
But, above all,
I know true love <3
HungerHunger3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The irritation swells in your stomach, as the uproar progresses.
Heated by the blaze, your eyes echo sharp auburn.
And you hide the malaise so brilliantly that your sly smile nearly throws me off.
It's as if you trying to persuade the outcome of these battles and you're unwilling on my part, but your crafty auburn eyes mislead me into believing otherwise.
There's something wrong with the way your moving.
You're restraining your thoughts from becoming words and the silence is so taut that it's making you ache.
The disgust you have is inside somewhere and it's just waiting to crawl out.
You're craving for that one chance to utter some compelling words.
PlaygroundPlayground2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All that autumn her ghost haunted the playground;
no wisping phantom, but strident bits and pieces
clamoring for attention - a pair of black patent
leather shoes waiting expectantly by the teeter-totter.
And Sister Teresa had to pry red woolen mittens
off the jungle gym every morning.
Jimmy Boyle kept seeing her sweater at the swings,
its green wooly arms daring him to go higher
and trying to tag him "it".
And her best friend, Jenny Black
could see the flash of her pigtails
throwing copper across the kickball field
where recess waited to swallow them.
The toys vanished from the sandbox every evening
leaving nothing but a soft trail of disappointment
in their wake -
their accusations of neglect
and longing crouched under the
maple trees, swarming with the bees.
But winter proved a discordant grave -
the protest of frozen ground
an errant melody in the schoolyard
and her shoes kept shrinking
and stumbled down the slide,
leaving a thick crust of frost
like somber tracks that said good-bye
LGBT QuizLGBT Quiz3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
1.How long have you known you are part of the LGBT community?
Since Agust of 2010.
2. Was it a struggle (emotionally) for you at the beginning?
It still is.
3. How did you start to discover your sexuality? (Example, thoughts, feelings ex)
Well I had feelings for a friend of mine, but I just shrugged it off as just friend love, then I went out with 4 diffrent guys in a month (I feel like a whore writing this) and I broke up with then within a week because I didn't like the feeling I got. I literally felt physicaly sick.
4. What part of the LGBT community do you belong to? (Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ex)
I'm a lesbian.
5. How long have you been out of the closet, or if your not, do you plan to be at some point?
I'm not fully out of the closet because I don't want to be hated.
6. Does your parents/parent know, or will they ever know?
My Mom knows and I regret telling my Dad (*there divorced).
7. Did they take it well, or do you predict that they will take it well?
My Mom did but I d
IntimidateStepped on meIntimidate4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pushed me aside
Life's in danger
Must run and hide
You don't know
What I'm like
How could you
You know me as dike
Shove me again
Push one more time
I won't fall
To a life of crime
Crush me again
Make me crazy
Pushed to my limits
Vision is hazy
Break down again
Falling down far
Smelling my victory
Bottled in a jar
You've been shoved
Does it hurt
I don't feel better
I'm lower than dirt
And now they come
To save you from me
At least your far
And now I'm free
Whispers of the MadWhispers of the Mad:Whispers of the Mad2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your lips remain painted with the scars of torment
Carved so as to split with every word of speech
The glass that slices through your softened flesh
Bears the marking we know as 'Vinashuka'
And now he lies beneath the falling sand
Drowning in a world that is sinking away
Though his feet will seek the stability of ground
He finds himself caught by 'Vinashuka'
A disturbing word that rings hollow at best
For it carries the tone of a tainted solitude
A heart that has been corrupted by physical pain
Can only scream 'Vinashuka!'
How does a man know when he has gone insane?
To descend into a world where logic is naught
A moon that carries the colour of blood
Shall paint my skin with 'Vinashuka'
I have lost all sense of meaning in this place
There is no where else for my soul to flee
Caught within the whispers of delusory madness
I can only repeat Vinashuka...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 13th July 2012
ImpossibleI remember years agoImpossible4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I was still young, innocent
Someone told me the best advice
That I'd ever heard by then
To take caution when it comes to love
I listened and I followed
But I was careless, I forgot
I met you and the world changed
And now when all is done
After you've walked away
There is nothing to say
No way to explain myself
Falling out of love is hard
Some days I think almost impossible
Falling for betrayal is worst
It makes you question your whole world
Broken trust and broken hearts
That's all that love has given
And if you're done with embarrassing me
With all the lies and hurt
On your own you can go ahead tell them
That you played with my heart
Tell them all I know now
Who you really are
Shout it from the roof top
That your nothing but a liar
Write it on the sky love
That you're playing this game for yourself
All we had is gone now
Maybe it never was anything
Tell them I was happy
That I truly loved you once
And my heart is broken
The Way She FeelsShe's upset, bad dayThe Way She Feels4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Day after day it's building
Never getting better only ever worse
She heads for the dresser drawer
Reaches in for her best friend
The one who will never fail
Nothing good can come of this
She knows it but she can't stop
The feeling is taking over
As the anger runs down both of her cheeks
She clenches the knife in her hands
Wishes things weren't this way
She closes her eyes finds relief in a knife
The tears come stronger
As metal meets soft skin
All alone the way she feels
No one in the world understands
How the perfect girl feels this way
Left alone to deal with all the pain-drenched sorrow relief
It's not the way to deal with this
But it's the only way she knows
Curled up she's on the floor
Wishing there was a way
To give this all up for once
He leans down to comfort her
When did he come in
What will he say now that he knows
But he only wraps her in his arms
Whispers in her ear
The deeper you cut
The deeper I hurt