I am Perfect, Great, and Definitely Not Straight.

Don’t tell me I’m not gay.

The “phases” are phrases you like to throw out

When you’re angry face goes to the riots to shout.

How dare you call me out on a “fault”

Like there’s somebody I am going to assault.

I’m insulted by you whom I cannot trust

And my head is held high above all your disgust.

I am not against men, so please tell me then, why your adamant mind has no informative section on gays and theys.

We are not a figment of your imagination,

So stop erasing my life from creation.

I don’t owe anyone an explanation.

My existence is blazing and I hope it blinds you with all of my pride.

Why do you choose to stand on the opposite side- of my feelings,

They don’t become any of my “choices,”

You’re eliminating validity in all of our voices.

Tell me why do they fear what they see if it’s queer?

I won’t hide in my shell, there’s a true problem here.

I am not a shadow of anyone else, nor am I thing to “conform.”

Stop pretending it’s something that’s new when it’s always been the norm.

And don’t tell me bisexuals are “confused”

Because your words are wrong and misused.

Why do you criticize somebody’s gender

More than your car’s fender bender?

You think that this is something recent,

But your inhumane gesture has always been far from decent.

There is nothing the matter with me, there is something the matter with you-

For failing to educate yourself on the rest of humanity, I’m done with redundancy, it’s pure insanity.

I should not be afraid yet they still want to kill me.

They cannot change me. I will fulfill me.

I’m a perfect human being and I know that I’m great.

I am perfect, I’m great, and I’m definitely not straight.

This poem is about: 
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Comments

AlexJean

Beautiful and well spoken! I felt so inspired reading this

 

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