Gay Pride

You know what bothers me,
When people judge your traits
Okay, I’m gay and I know  it
So what, I like the same sex as me and I love it
Whatever, call me what you want, I don’t mind it

You see, my momma taught me to be and love whatever it is I want
When I finally approved of myself I
Come out of the darkness, where no one could see me
I don’t need any of you all’s permission
For me to me be
I don’t need your approval
To live my life the way I want
I keep my muscles tight and turn deaf to the negative
I don’t like it when people tell me what I can believe
And what I can’t believe in
Correct me if I’m wrong but
That’s just like saying
“you can’t cry when you’re mad, only if you’re sad”.
Excuse me, but I can cry whenever I want
Just because you only cry when you’re sad doesn’t mean
I cannot be different
Yes, I am different
Yes, I know that
Yes, I was afraid to come out of the closet at first
No, I didn’t care what anyone had to say when I did
This is how god made me and this is how my mom raised me
Why do you have a problem with ignoring
My presents?
Why do you criticize me so hard?
Okay so what, you’re straight
I let you be you
I doesn’t bother me none
To leave you be. It’s
People like you that always
Has something to say about us homophobes
You make it make difficult for us to
Live freely and complicated for us to find love.
Do you know how many homophobes committed suicide over this?
Do you know how many people lock themselves
In their room every day because they’re not acceptable to the world
or they’re not a good fit
Well I am sorry to tell you honey,
I am neither of those people
I am standing broad and proud to
Announce I am gay
And happy with my decisions
I even go out and buy whatever clothes
I think fits me
If you don’t like it, turn the other cheek
I only like to impress myself anyway
I don’t need no one’s support
Because I longer care what you think
You will not tell me who and what
I can and can’t love
What if I said you can’t marry your husband or wife
Whom you love ever so much?
You’ll probably say ‘we are opposite sex, that’s different’
But I am different, so what difference are you referring to?
If you cannot see and accept who I am, beat it
I don’t need any slowing down my fast lane
Please stop wasting your life judging mine
Because I am far too busy with
Myself enjoying my life
I am gay and
I am proud
I am gay and
I stand gay with pride
I am gay and
I could careless
Of what anyone has to say
Proudly gay
Gayly proud
I was afraid of myself at one point
but I overcame my fears,
Now I see apart of me inside of you
You are afraid of me,
Afraid of what they will say if
You stop bullying us
You have to overcome your fear
Just like me

Now I’m not asking for peace,
I’m demanding it…
Give us our peace
Give us our peace
Give us our peace
Let us be
F
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Copyright© Kiah-kay Holman, 2015

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2 thoughts on “Gay Pride

  1. On the behalf of gay men, I would like to say thanks for standing up for us! More so me!!!
    Now I can go outside in peace! Now I can actually leave my room. I tell you how much I appreciate your poetry. Or is this a story? Who cares! ALL THAT MATTERS IS YOUR AMAZING! I wish I can meet you in person but sadly I live all the way in Colorado!

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