Getting past the hate and accepting love anew

Do you hate me, do hate me for whom I’m attracted to

Well, its not my fault, I was born this way

I can’t change it and I shouldn’t try

I’m gay and I accept who I am.

 

I had hated myself for so long

I denied who I was

I had even attempted to release myself from this life

And for what, your hypocritical beliefs

 

I almost faded under the weight of my own hatred

but in the sea of my hopelessness I saw hands of warmth and understanding

hands that cared about me

hands that pulled me out of the suicidal thoughts that had become my home

 

Unknowingly my friends save my life with their open minds and love

even after revealing my “dark secret”

even after mutilating myself again

they stood by me with open arms

 

now, I want to do same for others who are just like me, I want to tell them

you are worthy of your life

you are worthy of love

and you shouldn’t have to be afraid to be who you are

 

we can’t change, we are who we are

we’re your family, your friends and co-workers

and we have been beaten, ridiculed, threaten, and even killed

but we still struggle to keep our light shining bright so that others can shine bright without fear

 

being gay is not a sin, it’s not wrong, and it’s not a choice

so you can take back your religions

you can take back your traditions

because were here and were queer and nothing can change that.

 

So why hate us for being who we’re meant to be

Why hate at all, we all struggle to be accepted in this life

And we all want to love and be love

Because love doesn’t discriminate nor hate, so why should we

 

With love we can conquer the blinding hate and discrimination toward gays that poisons the world

And I will fight discrimination until all gays have the same equal rights as everyone else.

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