|15th December 2009||#1|
Here are a couple poems I wrote before I came out....they're not very good, but they illustrate my inner turmoil during that period.
I have lived so long
hiding from the world...
From the very thing that I am.
Do I allow myself freedom?
Do I allow my walls to crumble -
and the world to come pouring in
like an invading army looking for spoils?
Do I give myself that chance of happiness
by taking the ultimate risk?
Or do I continue to hide behind my walls -
walls built of shame, fear, and guilt.
Do I step outside, or do I crawl into the spaces
between my words and hide my face from the light.
Will I let the truth reign, or shall I continue to reside in falsehood.
Behind my bastions built on sand.
Is love a chance
worth the risking on my own happiness?
Is the hope of companionship
more important the my own peace?
I have seen love
become the undoing of lives
and the fulfillment of others.
It can be the glue
that cements two souls together,
or the crack that rips them asunder.
Love can breed a world of sunshine,
or one of bloodshed.
Love destroys like a flood from heaven,
and devours your soul till it's no longer yours.
I stand at the edge, looking into the unknown -
thinking to myself,
"Am I safer in loneliness."
Don't be too harsh, they are rough and were never intended for anyone's eyes but mine...but I figured I'd share them since the illustrate my mind as I was on the edge of coming out and the fear I was experiencing. It's a fear that all of us have known and hopefully the roads we have taken will make it easier for others.
|16th December 2009||#2|
Thanks for sharing these with us, Liberty. I can feel your thoughts at the time these were writen through the poerty, keep on writing.
Are their any more poets out there?
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