The horror we are in today…is not new! Minorities on all levels have to pay particular attention when going outside. We have to beware of all that surrounds us. For indeed, all that surrounds us…can kill us!
Some extremism experts believe that may not be an accident. They say historical data suggests a link between heated rhetoric from top political leaders and ensuing reports of hate crimes, only adding to the fears of those who could be targeted.
“We can’t say that Trump is at fault because these mass killings have existed for a long time,” said Carlos Tarin, a Mexican immigrant who has lived in El Paso for three decades, but the recent rancor over immigration “has woken up that feeling that had been sleeping.”
Through its cracks, saw a million bits of her/him Those images sneering at each other She felt trapped in a wrong body, With its contours n’ longings mismatched
“Where do I belong”? “Where do I fit”?
These questions plague her incessant A rough stone with sharp edges Too hard to be chipped down Cast aside by the mason That can never go into the making of a Cathedral
She walks around in haze Life seems a twisted maze Each time she tries to claw her way She sees only walls that hems her in Before her, lingers the stygian mist Phantoms of darkness surround her
The winds of change swiftly blow Seasons come and go
But she is tied down in her chains An anomaly of creation A curse and a taboo Swallowing stigma and abuse Each day waking up with a start Knowing that she is neither a woman nor a man But a non binary… an accursed TRANSGENDER Inviting snide looks And sniggers from onlookers
People call her a eunuch One divided between the selves A hapless denizen of an inhospitable world Disowned even by parents
Though flawed and far from perfect She is human, one of a kind And needs to be seen through the eyes of God!
There is a darkness upon me that is flooded in light. In the fine print they tell me what is wrong and what is right.
And, it comes in black.
And, it comes in white.
And…I am frightened by those who do not see it.
When nothing is owed or deserved or expected. And, you’re life does not change by that man who is elected. If you’re loved by someone, you are never rejected. Decide what to be and go be it!
There was a dream…and, one day I could see it. Like a bird in a cage I broke in and demanded that somebody free it. And there was a kid with a head full of doubt. So I will scream til I die and the last of those bad thoughts are finally out.
There is a darkness upon me that is flooded in light. In the fine print they tell me what is wrong. And what is right.
There is a darkness upon me that is flooded in light. And, I am frightened by those who do not see it!