this is my normal, LGTBQA+ people don't need to change to be "normal"

i am angry and sad and frustrated

just saw someone say something along the lines that
"believe me, if gay people could 
choose to be normal people
they would, after all, they're unnatural"

excuse me?
do you want to say that again
to my bi-romantic face?

i am proud of who i am.

am i scared? yes.
am i angry? yes.

but i'm scared because i'm a coward
and i'm angry because some people
just want to hug their freedom
and don't care about other people's
equality or rights. 

I AM NORMAL.
THIS IS MY NORMAL.

THIS IS MY
BI-ROMANTIC,
ASEXUAL,
FEMALE/GENDERFLUID,
BPD, 
NORMAL SELF. 

i am not unnatural
i am what my mind, 
my genetics, and my experiences
made me into.

nothing more,
nothing less
than the sum of my parts.

whoever said this obviously does not
see that the world we are living in
is not normal.

if it was normal then
the homeless wouldn't be freezing on the streets,
our next generation wouldn't be trying to kill themselves,
and we wouldn't have hatred for the different.

but this world isn't normal.
get used to it. 
it's not about to change in a heartbeat
or a blink

and i did not
live in the same world as
Martin Luther King Jr
and Gandhi
and Ho Chi Minh
and Michael Collins
and Louis Riel
and Nelson Mandela
and Rosa Parks
and Helen Keller
and Malcolm X
and Galileo 
and everyone else whose
name went down in the history books
and everyone else whose
names were stamped and forgotten
so that you could slaughter
our new "normal" people
(we're different than you,
not "unnatural")

sure, some of us
("us" being LGTBQA+)
might wish that the world
could change so that we could be seen
as 'normal', but love is love
no matter what gender and 
no matter who we chose to be

sure, it's not a choice
but it's not a choice to 
have a head on your shoulders
and to have four limbs and 
five fingers and five toes and
two eyes and a nose and a mouth and a torso 
if you are a "normal" person. 

i mean, you could 
choke on the mouth of 
someone of the opposite sex,
but you could also
cut your arm off.
but you won't.

and i won't pretend any longer
to be someone i'm not
because you don't deserve that.

I AM NORMAL

I WOULDN'T CHANGE WHO I AM

I WOULD ONLY CHANGE YOU

The End

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