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I chose this life.
I chose to set myself up as an Outcast.
I chose to hear my best friends
Tell me that I am going to hell.
I chose to hear the words Dyke and Faggot
Spat through scornful lips in my direction.
I chose to lose the love of my Family.
To hear them say that I was sick.
That I was wrong.
I chose to place the dreams
Of marrying the person I love
In a file marked as classified
By popular demand.
I chose to have the doors of my church
Slammed in my face
Because apparently, I am the exception to
"Love your fellow man."
I chose to be chastised
For holding hands in public.
I chose to look over my shoulder
At every corner
Afraid for my life simply because
I fell in love.
I chose this life.
I chose to be a Lesbian.
For anyone who has ever been told that homosexuality is a choice...

Fortunately, few of these reflect my own personal experiences. However the countless Members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community that face these things, and often worse, every day cannot be ignored. No one, and I mean NO ONE, would chose to live through that. And the sooner the biggoted individuals of the world get that fact very clearly implanted into their heads, the sooner we can live on a peaceful planet. <3
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RabidCoydog Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Sad, but true.  I love this poem.
Vixenthecatandkeiko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't care if I'm lesbian! I would enjoy what I have! 
Hetaliamusicdrama1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fuzed-ice Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Hopefully this will help to make people more tolerant, or help in general
SrtingOfFate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
This is a really touching poem 
thank you so much just for making it 
: )
BellaWolver Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I started crying, and though I am strait, this really moved me.
Ekimo13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I think you have a point, alot of people do live like that and it isnt fair to them at all but they cant help it.
SuperZombieGodKaiser Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, a church who shuts the doors in the face of someone is not a church of god. It's a poser.

If god didn't want people to be gay, he wouldn't have created the concept. IMO I think it was only PREFERRED that a marriage be hetero. Not a sin.

To be gay doesn't mean you give up god.
BrokenAisling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Writer
That poem is beautiful and so trueGirly Love 
Tamamakitty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I might be bisexual....
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