Coming out

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Tender days of yearning, longing to be free

Love amongst the school books, crying out his name

What was this teenage worship, how did I want him so

Was this to be my future, was I to join the foe

 

Would I be one so bullied different from the norm

Trapped in a world of bias, hiding all my feelings

Forever as a shadow, creeping through the night

Alive and just existing but only deep inside

 

Needing to gain acceptance by putting on an act

Never being truly me or saying this is what I am

Learning to avoid the questions, smile and look away

But longing for the truth to rise and surface still

 

What kind of society and race will treat its kind this way

Shun them and belittle as if it were their fault

Even to rage and preach, as though it was a sin

To honour, love and cherish a fellow human being

 

How cruel the righteous ones reading from the Book

Who condemn and speak of evil, and they the men of god

Well I know true my spirit and faith is on my side

He will not forsake me I feel his love so strong

 

I am what I am, another story goes

And this is now the essence of how I am to be

I will hold my head up and brave the cruel words

For I have pride and courage enough for you and me

◄ Dead Whispers

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Francine

Sat 14th Mar 2009 16:28

Beautifully written...
These lines are especially powerful:

'Trapped in a world of bias, hiding all my feelings

Forever as a shadow, creeping through the night

Alive and just existing but only deep inside'

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clarissa mckone

Tue 10th Feb 2009 02:41

Hi Sam, This is a really good poem, and your being able to write it and express your true feelings, is very good. I have many friends that , I guess wish they could share and write and tell the world, about how they feel. We are all, what we are. The world is very cruel, to so many.

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