I Never Understood

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I never understood what was so different about LGBTQ people that they got treated so differently 

 

I never understood why sometimes my uncle had to hide who he really was from society

 

I never understood all the dirty looks from adults when my little brother decided to wear pink

 

I never understood why it was ok for me to have a boyfriend, but not my uncle

 

I will never understand why people think it’s a choice, as if someone wants to get oppressed

because of their sexual orientation

 

I never understood why the phrase “that’s so gay,” became an insult

 

I will never understood why if a child has two moms or dads that they will automatically be gay

 

I never understood why my godmother and her partner had to resort to getting married in New Zealand

before it became legalized in California

 

I will never understand why it takes multiple suicides for there to be an awareness of LGBTQ discrimination 

 

I will never understand why there is so much hate against a group of people who are simply living the

same lifestyle as everyone else

 

And finally, I will never understand why my brother, my uncle, my best friend, and everyone else like them

can’t be who they really are 

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