Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Razor's Edge (October 7, 2016)

It's a dichotomy
That many
In my community
Must face.

The need 
To be open
And honest
About ourselves.

While
Scared
This need
Will be used
As a weapon.

In breaking down
The stigmas and barriers
In society's views
And attitudes
To the Trans community.

Knowing
Naivete is
The blade of death
That sticks out
Of our exposed backs.

In assuming
People have changed
And old believes (or disbelieves)
No longer 
Exist.

Regardless
What some people
May say
Publicly.

The past
Has shown us
People tend 
To react 
Negatively.

When 
Confronted
With an experience
Outside 
Of their comfort zone.

As fear
And hate
Rule their hearts
And minds.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: If anyone thinks, my last three stanzas are hyperbole, one, only has to read any history book, from the 20th century, to know, I'm right. Especially, how many innocent people were destroyed, during the "Red Scare" of the mid-20th century and the stigma attached, to being LGBT+, which is slowly evaporating.

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