Freak of NatureSlut.Freak of Nature in Free Verse More Like This
Just a phase.
She’s looking for attention.
To those that say words don’t hurt
They hurt, more than any bruise
Because they damage the heart.
To those who tell us to speak up
Who forget that we’re still gagged
Not by fraying rope or worn tape
But by cruelty and whispers and chains of paper rules.
To those who tell us the world’s changed
That all those people are ready for us
Ready for us to break free from our gags
Like a butterfly from its chrysalis
And fly on our rainbow wings.
We live in a circus world
A world of strong men
A world of lion tamers
A world of clowns
A world of dancers
But what about the freaks?
Yes, we’re still here
Standing in our dusty corners
While the world watches in hypocritical wonder
Their lips say that they don’t judge
But secretly they whisper
About the bearded lady
About the dog with two heads
It’s all made up, all an act
They’re different than us