When I catch your sight
there's more to me than meets my height.
It truly is what I've become
that my parents always feared would come,
And now that it's time for them to see
they look away and close their eyes.
I've always just wanted to be free,
to stop hiding in my families' lies.
My parents may say I'm a runaway
but I'm really not anything they say.
They had their power, and it was misused
In every way I was abused.
So I decided to find a better place
somewhere to express my own identity
away from suffering and disgrace.
I can finally exercise my integrity.
There are things in life we all need
that are often compromised from other's greed.
To be told in all sincerity,
that I could be loved for being me;
nothing I ever did was good enough.
I still remember being called a whore.
My kind heart had to grow to be so tough
for it was the only way I could ever win this war.
But now the war has been won,
I stand here today like the sun.
There is no filter becoming of my presence,
I am everything of my own essence.
I do everything I can for my education,
I have a somewhat strange sense of fashion
I love to dance in the precipitation,
and most of all writing is my passion.