everything you told us we couldn't

We are built from everything 

you told us we couldn’t be. 

You told us we couldn’t be loud 

so we screamed in silence and 

everyone heard. 

You told us we couldn’t matter. 

We believed you then decided 

fuck you 

and made ourselves matter. 

You told us we couldn’t change the world 

so we fought and we are. 

You told us we couldn’t be ourselves 

so we made flags to fly and labels 

if we wanted them for ourselves. 

We are lgbtqia and racially diverse 

and everything you never let us be. 

You said 

we couldn’t 

we couldn’t 

we couldn’t 


we did 

we did 

we did.


This poem is about: 
Our world



True to the bone.......we did

Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741