Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Painful Divide (June 14, 2016)

We didn't ask
To born different
From the world.

Just are.

Coming from
All religions
And ethnic groups.

We are
Your sons
And daughters.

With whom
You openly shared
Your love and compassion
Without a second thought
As we grew up.

For some
The knowledge
Of our LGBT+ nature
Was too much.

Rejecting us
As if
We are
Carriers of death
To you.

Please understand
We haven't closed
Our hearts
To you.

Even if
You have closed
Yours.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: Since, my accidental outing of myself, to my mom, on July 1, 2006, I have tried several times, to bridge the gap, between us, to no avail. Although, she denies it, fear grips her, as her body language and eyes betrayal her lies, to me. For other members of the LGBT+ community, they are faced, with even more violent reactions, from their parents, in the form of physical attacks and threats of death, should that parent see them, again. To outright shunning of them, as if, they had already died.

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