This poem is describing who I am in this world of ours. I feel I have the right to say what is on my mind. What I am and how I feel is simply my choice, others may not come to agree with me but really I hold my head up high and am proud to be myself. And so should you!

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Poems on Society

Just Being Me
The life I seek must be fast
The speed of life makes me laugh!
Death's just around the corner for
a Queer like me!
Well so they say all of them Freaks.
Homophobia I really do detest
What I am is what I do best!
Like if you want, Answer! This ain't no test
If you like me, "Great," then we're friends
If you hate me don't make me get upset!
I'm just a Dike whom nobody Straight likes
Well forget you all, cause we love each other
my Baby and I!
You don't have to shake my hand,
I'm not asking you to stare.
If you don't like what you see,
then get the Hell out of here!
I am what I am, So please understand
Even if you don't "Who really gives a damn?"

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  • chelsea
    I think everyone should be proud of who the are
  • Sherree
    i really liked this poem cuz i can relate. ive always been scared 2 tell the truth but i am bi.
  • Jasmine
    i like this poem becaus eits tell about what she is and about her ?
  • jadly
    that poem rocks. i am straight and everything but y ou got a lot a guts to addmit you arn't that peoms is so true. i don't agree with it but who are we to say anything it is your choice
  • kelsey
    i love the poem, i still kinda hide the fact that i am bi. i am a little uncomfortable with it b/c my parents raised me to be against it but i tell myself "so what if we fall in love will the same gender, we're in love and thats what counts. "
  • Lita
    Elsa, that was an excellent poem!
  • Sue
    True, that it's a choice each person makes
  • steve
    Stand your ground Girl. We truly are family. I used to hide, but no more, I fly rainbows every where. Love is what counts. Great Poem, and you're absolutely right.
  • Katelyn
    Hey there, I honestly think your poem is one of the most honest poems I have ever read. I have homosexual friends and my mother and aunt are both lesbians, and it was hard for the first little while i knew about it and to deal with what people said. I think that you just gave kids that are homosexuals a whole new look on life and that homophobes should seriously sit down and look in the mirror. :-) thanks, it was great.
  • confused_forever
    hey! i wanna say that ur poem rules! i mean i went trought the same thing at skewl! :-) so anyways hope u write more poems like that one! keep up!
  • Tina
    I think that was a wonderful way to express one's self. To many people find it easy to judge, maybe they are the one's that need to be judged. You go girl and keep up the good work :)
  • No
    This poem, well is what I'd like to post up on the damn White House for everyone to read. Elsa you rock sista.
  • fernando
    great poem nice and a simple expresion but there is still much work to do here in South America, and other parts of the world.
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