My Reason for Writing
The moment I found you,
It was a dream come true,
And still to this day,
You bring to me everyday,
Peace of mind, during these and all tumultuous times,
You have helped me to find my voice, and my love of rhymes.
Behold, because of you, I am working on self-publishing my poems in book form,
To show the world my personal journey, and my struggle with the "norm",
Challenging the gender binary,
Picking and choosing my beliefs, into what makes me happy,
Learning about my biology, mentality, thoughts, career goals, what I want and don't want from life,
Feeling like I may have already gone through the life-changing crisis, but not mid-life.
I will not associate with knaves and bawds,
I have begun to find my voice,
With grace, and poise,
I will not allow anyone to treat me poorly, talk down to me,
Or harm me
(Or especially anyone I love,
Because if anyone I loved or myself, was in danger, their bodies, I would gladly dispose of).
Because of you, I have dug deeper within my being,
Finding out, I am more complex than previously seeming,
I have found some of my deepest, most innate issues, insecurities, fears, and beliefs,
And begun the lifelong process of working on them, bringing to me griefs and reliefs.
As strong as I've been, as strong as I am,
Sometimes I still feel scared, like a little lamb,
And it is thinking of you, that allays my fears,
Even if I've only seen you once, and the rest, through pictures.
Aye, this is true,
I would not be where I am to-day, had it not been for you,
And for that I would like to thank you.