The End.The End.10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't end this because I said I need some time alone.
Don't end this because I didn't kiss you goodbye.
Don't end this because I don't believe you.
End this because I'm gay
And I'm coming out to you.
Hey, Survivor. Did you know you're a survivor?Hey, Survivor.7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even though it's not all over.
Surviving is like a four leaf clover.
It's almost always good luck.
Though, you might seem like a sitting duck,
You're a true hero.
People should look up to you.
You're a true fighter.
You're proof it does get brighter.
You're the one.
It sounds honestly cheesy, but truthful.
What do I want?What do I want?What do I want?10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want acceptance
Whether it shapes my life or is just a phase
I want comfort
That even if I mess up, no one will criticize me
I want assurance
That when I screw up, I can cry, learn from it, and move on
I want peace
Not having to look over my shoulder every time I leave the house
I want equality
Regardless of age, gender identity, or sexual orientation
I want love
No matter who I chose to give my heart to
I want to dream
Imagine a future the way I see it
I want support
If I become a doctor, tattooist, or janitor
I want encouragement
To follow my heart
What do I want?
To live and to be alive
PrideIt is not a disease.Pride6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is not a choice.
It certainly isn't in just black and white,
No, there are many colours in a rainbow.
It is not just you.
It is not just me.
It certainly isn't abnormal,
No, there are many people like us.
It is not only painful.
It is not for attention.
It certainly isn't a game,
No, this is serious.
It's what you make it out to be.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Ashes Of TomorrowAshes Of Tomorrow8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ashes Of Tomorrow
I can destroy what I create
If I really, and truly wanted to
I can light these feelings ablaze
If I didn't want anymore support from you
I barely stop myself time and time again
I realize there's a sense of cruelty in all of us
It's just that feeling, everything might be in vain
When tempted at breaking down those barriers of trust
To jeopardize all of the triumphs
I want to be the one who is blamed
The fire will reach the sky, and become my guidance
I want to be swallowed by my own inner, selfish flames
I sit behind the scenes of my friendships
Alone, with a fake smile on my face
That old feeling of lonel
Mummy mummy,Mummy mummy,Mummy mummy,9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I met this girl
I know you will like her
She's a special sort of girl
I know she's the one
But I know you will like her
Please don't frown
Please don't hate me
The Real SinUnder all our shared convictionsThe Real Sin8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Under stars were held our tears
Under blankets, our afflictions
Under God, under their fears
Under Oath, words left unspoken
Unto the death that we never shared
Under eyelids, her eyes, unopened
Under the covers, never awoken
Under the blank face I had to bare
Under the burden only I knew she carried
Under the knowledge that they did not care
Along with her body, under a prayer
Our secret was silently buried
And now under this folded up paper
In ink, my soul's blackened blood,
I write that I never will marry
The girl whom I gave all my love
But the devil, I know, was no lover
I took into my
.:Because I'm Gay- Snippet 2:."Spencer, wake up." Mom is shaking my shoulder. Groggily, I turn over in my sleep and swat at her hand. In return, she slaps mine. Harshly..:Because I'm Gay- Snippet 2:.8 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ouch, Mom." I groan. "Can't you be a little nicer in the mornings?"
"I'll only be as nice as you are. Brush up, it's time to get ready for school." She says before leaving me alone.
School: Eight hours of complete bullshit, including being teased and taunted by both student and faculty. Oh, yeah. And you have to learn. Kill me now.
I finally manage to pull myself out of bed after about five minutes of giving myself the luxury of staying in the haven of my bed. But I'm not ready to start the d
In The SnowfallIn The Snowfall4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
In The Snowfall
I remember it
As if it was just last night
Our surroundings were lit
Illuminated by the surfaces covered in white
The way you smiled
It gave me comfort inside
And my heart seemed to be veiled
Knowing you have become a part of my life
Step by step
I stopped blinking
As we tread
I ceased breathing
Chills were sent
Our hands touching
Our lips met
Gazing at you is a must
You curiously peered up
As snowflakes danced down towards us
And it dawned on me that I was madly in love
Mesmerizing my soul
Spreading a calming warmth
Into my core
I held you in my arms
I felt whole
Connected our hearts
No! (A cry against homophobics)No!No! (A cry against homophobics)6 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Rubbing dirt on a wound is not a rational treatment
You can’t continue to push someone down
And expect them to stand
Try to tell them that they are treated as equal
When they can’t even be joined hand in hand
And you say that you’re civilized people??!
When you won’t let a man love a man???
But you’ll cover a shotgun disaster
With a wedding that neither parent had planned
With no choice, force their hand on the matter
Yet two willing and loving are morally banned??
You are not doing work to be admired
When you go out and picket against open gays!
You’re cheering when a gay man is fired
Becoming UnjudgedBecoming Unjudged5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And engulfed society
It's hard to believe
Some of us still have our humanity
But there are those who still cannot see
The damaged moralities
That was bestowed from corrupted creed
You don't know the heavy burden that each of us carries
As gray as gray can be
Told that the way I am is wrong
I was taught to fear the real me!
Learning to hate differentiality
Hearing whispers all around
I despised my own identity
Things need to change now!
Some of us don't even make it that far / It's not what you do- but who you are
None of us should ever live in the dark / There will
A Wish For FreedomA Wish For Freedom7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A Wish For Freedom
I, a child birthed in chains
And on this day
They will break
Self-taught to be a mute
I learned to be afraid of you
For my choices and actions would get rebuked
I combined my fear and envy
As I was raised in the middle of society
My power and my pride were deprived of me
I'm only an empty vessel
All promises are now fabled
But soon all shall witness my revival
No voice / No roll
No shadow / No soul
No face / No absolution
No grace / No vengeance
Defeat hate / Defeat pain
Defeat fate / Defeat blame
Defeat fear / Defeat corruption
Defeat despair / Defeat discrimination
The urge to stop the cycle
It's either my dow
My Rant about Battle of the SexesOkay, I get that the whole “battle of the sexes” thing has been going on for years now, and that it’s popular, but why force it upon high school kids? We learn enough about sex ed in high school, we shouldn't have an entire day dedicated to being separated by sex to learn about dating. The majority of students are looking forward to this ONLY so that they can get out of school for a day. Of course during the event, guys are going to be told to be macho and to treat women fairly, and the girls are going to be empowered. All I can see for this is “guys, it’s top to start thinking with your head and not your dick. WMy Rant about Battle of the Sexes3 months ago in Editorial More Like This
2 Sides Of MeWake up2 Sides Of Me9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look at my reflection and happily say
Nothing needs to be done today
Little girly bra
With underwear to match
Maybe I could look like, quite the catch
Apply some lipgloss
Put on my shirt
It's about time I wore that frilly pink skirt
Let's turn it around
Look at my reflection and sigh
Damn it to heck, I look nothing like a guy
Pull on the Spiderman boxers
Strap the binder real tight
Ignore the pain, with all my might
Grab the plain black t-shirt
and the lose fitting jeans
I guess I'm not really all that it seems
Let's put this routine on shuffle, day after day
And ignore the ignorance most people say
Manufacture FailureManufacture failureManufacture Failure4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our new child is here
They will be perfect.
An arm is missing, it can't
See, it's gay.
What kind of child is this?
Checks the tag see who made
By god, well maybe it's just
A manufacture failure.
** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Dear god, why did you
Make me different.
It says you make us all
Perfect then why is it
I don't have an arm.
God, how did you forget?
My eyes I can't see the
Beauty in the world.
God, why did you make me
Gay, I get picked on everyday
I just wanted to be normal
Like everyone else.
** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Dear child, I don't make
Going Against Societal StereotypesI can easily remember the first time I was called a wannabe homo. I had just come out of the closet as homosexual, and everyone seemed to think it was for attention. Mostly the guys I am on the football and basketball teams with bully me for it. They always call me a fake faggot, wannabe homo, attention whore, and other things like those because I do not fit the stereotype of gays.Going Against Societal Stereotypes5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Whenever I ask why I am not gay, I normally get the response of "Jack, you have dated girls and they always want to date you." It is true that I have dated girls but it was because my teammates expected me to date the hottest girls in the high school. During the
AcceptI wrote this song about "coming out the closet". Opening to your family that you're gay/lesbian/bisexual/transexual/pansexual or whatever, and also against "homophobic" people, people who are severely against this. There is nothing wrong with it, you are who you are and that's perfect :) At the end of the day, love is love no matter who you share it with. :heart:Accept8 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I never asked for this to happen.
It's something I've always felt inside.
This was never what I had planned.
Just wanted to run and hide.
At first I kept denying,
but I knew myself I was lying.
All I was doing was trying,
to pretend it wasn't happening.
Pretend it wasn't re
I'm So Far Away From HopeI'm So Far Away From Hope8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm So Far Away From Hope
Society told me the world is black and white
I didn't want to believe it
Because I want something more than a narrow minded life
I need something different
Feeling as if I was truly alone in this world
It's hard to keep believing
Feeling as if I no longer could move forward
It's difficult to keep breathing
I'm stuck between the realms of discrimination and belief
I had to lock away my tears in a prison
For I am the only one who can keep my resolve safe
But I'm such a fragile person
I knew I couldn't take any of it / I knew everyone is so swift with judgment
I knew I would fall to the hatred / I knew
Like A Band-aidLike A BandaidLike A Band-aid9 months ago in Emotional More Like This
Being gay is like being covered in bandaids. The first one you remove hurts like Hell, and it might even make you cry. The next few you remove also hurt, but you get used to the pain. Usually someone else is also trying to remove their bandaids, so you help each other out. As the bandaids come off, more of your true self is revealed for the whole world to see. And once all of the bandaids are finally off, they can never be put back on.
BISEXUALWe're Not worthlessBISEXUAL9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not a mistake to this world
we don't have issues
we don't have problems!
We are humans after all
We aren't in a phase
it's the truth
we are DIFFERENT
We should be loved
we should be cared for
We aren't mental
Nor are we in a phase
We shouldn't be put down
we should be accepted
We aren't wrong
nor are we stupid
We are DIFFERENT
we want to be ACCEPTED
we want to LIVE
how we feel its right
Yes we love guys
but it's not wrong
we just want to be ACCEPTED
Not be put down
Not to be hurt
especially by the ones
we thought cared about us
All we want is to be ACCEPTED
Not be judged
Not be hurt
GenderMaleGender5 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Breathing, loving, fearing
Human, heart, individual, lungs
Breathing, loving, fearing,
The Unseen LifeThe Unseen Life9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Unseen Life
I thought pain was created to fade
But it seems like my life was crafted to break
So I apologize to the mirror and say "I'm sorry, it's too late."
I can't even look at my own face, as I can never accept my mistakes
I realize that I am brokenly made
My mind bleeds away the memories I've wasted
Remorse begins to slowly fill in the gaps that are left
This stained razor blade leaves every dark moment perfectly divided
I try not to indulge in act of prayer, because I refuse to ever confess
Even in death I will never rest
All visible colors descend into the ground
And time drifts off to sleep
Every sharp outline a
ConfusionI've thought about this before, dreamed of it once or twice. I've hugged her a multitude of times, in a friendly way, and yet every time I've wanted to push her hair back and place a whisper of a kiss on her neck.Confusion8 months ago in Emotional More Like This
Once I thought I hated her, but really it was just the circumstances I hated, not her.
She's not in a relationship right now.... but I'm pretty sure they're straight. If I asked, would I get turned away? If I get accepted it may be the chance to finally get over him once and for all, but it'd be so awkward for a while if I got turned down.