National Day of Silence- Tip of the Hat
You can only be a 'tomboy' for so long.
I'm at the stage between the two.
Isn't tomboy-ish just a phase?
As a kid I was quite girly,
Am I making up for lost days?
Mom thinks it's in my mind,
but my friends know it's true, this,
meanwhile I'm stuck in between the two,
Is it being 'me' or being 'boyish' something I will miss?
The school's big dance is coming close,
I'm forced to wear a dress,
I think of all the trouble I've caused for me,
Gosh, I've created such a mess.
I've gotten TOO boyish;
like one I've even started thinking.
It's a secret people don't need to know,
It's ME on the inside it will be killing.
But on the good side, my friends still love me,
for who I am inside and out,
and yes I am so happy,
at the thought I want to shout.
"My friends love me, even though I'm trans!
no need to keep it inside me,
and this is my life I want to try,
and ONLY me I want to be!"
And so this is my poem,
my way of saying 'it's okay,'
for yes, I am like you,
I'm being silent in my own way.