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You say that I'm a disease,
that I'm confused,
or that I'm looking for attention.

You call me a dyke,
a faggot, butch,
or even "it."

You tell me to accept that I'm a girl,
to get out of this "phase,"
and that I'm not who you knew.

You yell at me when I try to use the restroom,
when I'm walking down the street,
or when I go to school.

Is there a safe place for me?
I'm beginning to think not.
Not in school, at home, or in public.

I'd like to know why you hate me so much,
and why you tried to kill me.
You know, when you tried to hit me with your car.

Are you mad I didn't die?
Pissed I jumped out of the way?
If so, please tell me why.

I never did anything to you.
I don't know your name,
and you don't know mine.

You don't know anything about me,
except that I'm different,
from the other guys, at least.

Yes, I have breasts.
It's true that I get a period.
I also hate it all.

Believe me, I'd kill my top layer, too,
if given the chance.
It isn't me at all.

There's more to me,
I promise.
You just can't see it by looking at me.

I love Edgar Allen Poe,
and paintings of cityscapes,
and the smell of salty sea air.

I like to play baseball,
I write,
and I can carry a decent tune.

I love my 8 younger siblings
with all my heart,
and would treat my girl like a princess.

You don't even bother to get to know me though,
because all that matters to you
is that I'm transgendered.

Do you think I chose this?
That I enjoy being trapped in a body
that isn't even mine?

My ribs are crushed daily,
my body encased in tight spandex,
just so I can look like me.

I didn't choose this.
So why the attacks,
both emotional and physical?

It just proves more and more
how lost you are
having to condemn me to feel better about yourself.

You're scared of me,
and you hate me,
but at least I know who I am.
This could be described as a rant in stanzas. Yes, someone actually tried to run me over with their car for being transgendered. This adresses all the complete bullshit I face day to day.
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TheOneKrafter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
They are scared of you guys. People fear the unknown and the different. I just don't understand, why? Why do people have to criticize other people who are just trying to find happiness? Are they really any different from the rest of us? WHY DOES IT EVEN MATTER??? I don't know. Why do humans have to be so evil? UGH ALL OF THESE WHYS!!! As a preteen I think I have more understanding then a grown adult. At least I know that in the future us the next generation won't care, you guys are still people.
RomanJones Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing.
Kingdomkey202 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Have you meet :iconromanjones: ? He went through a simalar experiance:…
Cyber-Robin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know you posted this a year ago (almost to the day, weird) but I found it. And I like it. I love it. And I hate it. Because I wish all the bad crap wasn't still true a year later.

I don't want this to be a sad comment, so... :hug:

CantBuySincerity Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :) You're not alone in those feelings. Hug 
artisticTaurean Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what to say, except a) I'm sorry you've had to go through this and whoever tried to run you over needs to reevaluate their life, and b) those last three stanzas, dude. Stay strong. :hug:
Itti Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:( I'm sorry to hear that you have to go through all this on a daily basis. You express your feelings well here.
CantBuySincerity Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's alright. After all, what doesn't kill us makes us who we are.
V-e-r-b-o-s-e Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
This is great, and I can't believe someone would do that. Thank goodness there are also sane people in the world
fightking Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Look at it one way, look at it the other.
end of the day, love for your friends and brothers...
is all you need...
that and a little bit of weed.
Chaotic-Samurai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pretty awesome. Sadly I don't know enough words in English to honor it correctly.
TimberlakeLaneEC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MNamelessSouL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've conveyed the message of our warriors very well =)
gnomesandunicorns Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
really good job, i'm sorry for what you have to go through.
Zarakoda Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful conclusion to so much turmoil in the poem. Continue to be strong and confident in yourself. XD
Love-Strength Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...this was full of emotion and seeing that this is a recounting of your makes this poem have more impact. I feel so sorry for you and what you have to go through. I only hope that one day you will be strong and will fight back those who discriminate you.
CantBuySincerity Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much.
Love-Strength Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D
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