In a Box


I’m here

I’m Queer,

And I’ve come to say:


Sometimes I’m quiet

Locked in a box,

Silent with family,

Unable to talk


Sometimes I’m loud

Flamboyant and proud

I stand up for gays

And refuse to be locked away


I want to make a difference

But sometimes it’s hard

To balance these worlds

That blend in my yard


I know I’ll get there someday

But for now I’m okay

With keeping the gay

Locked away


This poem is about: 
My family
My community



Appreciate your honesty


you don't have to keep the gay locked away.

let your soul be clear

and be honest with yourself

screw the box

i love your words

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