I have been peaceful.
I have been kind.
I only dared to speak what others have been dreaming for so long.
I had dreams too;
Dreams of what might have been.
Where blood was simply blood
and all of us were equal.
If wishing for that is heresy
I deserve to die.
I've seen acts of the most sublime kindness
and the most vile cruelty.
They say powerful beings find anger when they have no room for love.
What made you so?
Are you scared of change?
Scared of those who are different?
I am different than you.
I have known feelings that none of you can ever hope to know!
I have known the comradery of a friend who supported me against all odds.
I have known the compassion of a guardian who took me in when no others would and raised me to dream and hope.
I have known a love and passion that transcended definition.
There is no use hiding it now.
You all can see me for what I am;
My blood burns bright