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Forgotten sons and daughtersJune 25th 2010
Friends, relatives, and associates
Rejected and quickly swept under the carpet
Living their alternative lives
Daring to break from the mold of society
They bear the labels on their backs
Persecuted because she chose her
Alienated because he chose him
Enraged and confused
Misunderstanding and fear take hold of them
Waving their torches and pitch forks in the air
Marching to the steady drum beat
So called perverts, and deviants
Driven into the asylums
Facilities constructed for brainwashing youth
Infiltrating their minds
Staying true to themselves
Spitting out the foul medicine
Fly the banner of freedom high
So that it may tower the intolerance of old
Wiped clean from the face of the earth
Standing proud , so truthful and honest
No longer cowering from the person in the mirror
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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