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Freedom

Performed for National Poetry Day 2017

Take poetry off the page,

Let it fly free,

Attach to fences and trees,

Flutter in the wind of change.

 

Let poetry swirl

In the face of adversity,

Be scrawled on Billboards,

Help to build bridges.

 

Spit out the phrases

That ease an aching heart.

Offers comfort and concern,

To those who need it.

 

Extend a help-line

To the disenchanted.

To those on the wayside,

Or, in the gutter.

 

Let poetry catch

In a breath, a stride,

Break into a run…

Become unstoppable.

 

Poetry has wings,

The voice of an Angel.

Ascending, avenging

Embodying our spirit

 

Non-Binary

NON-BINARY

 

Who are you to say to me?

“I know all about your sexuality”

Just because of things you’ve read

You think you can see inside my head

 

This attitude just makes me rage

I’m not just a statistic on a page

In your little box I do not fit

Binary sexuality? I don’t give a shit

 

Don’t you see? It’s much too tight

Society’s expectations just aren’t right

Let’s push the boundaries, make them wide

Then no one needs to feel frightened or hide

 

You want to know what’s real for me?

Being an individual, being free.

Choosing who and how I am

Exploring the spectrum of woman and man

 

I’d just like to say to you

That I’m the one who knows what’s true

The important thing is respect and caring

When heart and mind and body sharing