Tuesday, July 04, 2006

1 key ring, 2 pieces of leather and rainbow beads

My first attempt at poetry please bare with me


1 key ring, 2 pieces of leather and rainbow beads
Something so Simple would make things so complicated

My secret is revealed in 1 key ring, 2 pieces of leather and rainbow beads

A rainbow colored keychain revealed my rainbow colored heart

1 key ring, 2 pieces of leather and rainbow beads
instilled fear of a life of exile from the ones I love

1 key ring, 2 pieces of leather and rainbow beads
reminded me that I would live a life filled with extreme love and hate

1 key ring, 2 pieces of leather and rainbow beads
meant the beginning of a time of confusion

1 key ring, 2 pieces of leather and rainbow beads
would mark the first time that I accepted the whole me and was at peace

6 comments:

CP said...

I like it. Good job.

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skyscraper said...

oh, my!

wow. this is so fucking powerful, and beautiful. and so fucking true! i love it. it's so everything essential about living an openly gay life, and in so few words.

i loved it, i swear. i haven't come across such powerful and such succinct poetry in a long while...

p.s. and i'm guessing you can be congratulated with having made some important realizations and resolutions? i don't wanna jump ahead of things...

skyscraper said...

oh, and this was your first poem? i say you should write more. it's very deep-digging and intense, your way with words.

JrnyWmn said...

Oh my goodness you guys thank you soo much for the words. Skyscraper you make my heart smile.

Yeah I guess you can say that I've made some important realizations. I'm a lesbian and I'm can't run from that no matter how much I try. In terms of resolutions I do want to be open and honest with at least my friends, but I'm finding the words hard to find, and I'm scared as hell.
Seriously thank you so much for the encouragement it means a lot to me.

skyscraper said...

wooooo-hoooooooo!

hey, i'm always here. and as you know, there are other beautiful and supportive lesbians out here in the blogworld. and the rest of the radical woc's who are not lesbians, are very, very, very, absolutely, positively queer-friendly and supportive.

don't be scared. please. you are right that it might make your social life a little more complicated and scarer, but you're right also that your life can be full of true and real love and friendship. i thought it was good that i came publicly when i did, because no matter how painful it was to lose some of old-time "friends", it was also very revealing to me in terms of who was real and who was not, and who i should continue be friends with, and who's a piece of fake crap.

hang in there and concentrate on the positive! and i'm always here if you need anything. for real.

vegankid said...

wait, this was your first poem? incredible. its so beautiful and powerful. you should definitely write more!

as a Queer persyn, i know it is hard to come out. i came out five years ago and it has made a world of difference in my life... for the good. i, too, am here for any support you may need. stay strong, stay beautiful!

“I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.” ~Audre Lorde