Poetry changed my life,
Poetry set me free and let me fly,
Poetry taught me to love myself and never cry,
Poetry has forever changed my life.
Without poetry I would be caged,
Without poetry I would live an opposite life,
Without poetry I would be living in a lie,
Without poetry I’d be in a different parade.
Just like Maya Angelou, I rose,
I was not broken by the words of hate,
I will not let people call me straight,
Just like Maya Angelou, I rose.
Thanks to poetry I found the courage to come out,
Break the walls of what I once called real life,
Now calling myself gay, I can be free,
Poetry helped me come out without a doubt.