This religion was not mine.
This rich heritage and culture
that has been blanketed over me
was not given to me at birth.
I was given no choice in the beginning
to accept what God had planned for me.
I was not given my right at birth,
but I found it at rebirth,
and now it is mine.
the one that granted me my name,
the book handed to me at birth,
was not my own to keep.
that I am learning and embracing,
This book, this scripture
it says so, I was born for this.
There are some struggles,
changes in faith,
changes in identity,
changes in appearance.
I am not looked at the same.
I thought I'd only adopt one new name,
but I adopted two.
The name I chose for myself,
and a title: