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I'm Coming Out- A Poem 🏳️‍🌈

DancerDancer Bog Off Justine!Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
This poem has been something that I have been thinking of writing for a long time and now I have decided that I am ready to come out and write this poem. Most of my experiences of trying to come out have been very negative and has caused me setbacks but it has given me even more determination to do this. 

It is hard to put into words but I want to try
I feel ready to reveal what sexuality I am
It's time to come out and get it off my chest
This is me and I am trying my best
No it is not a phase and yes I am sure 
I am a lesbian
And there should be no stigma about that
But some people find it funny to mock me for it
Just because I am lesbian doesn't mean I will flirt with every girl that I meet
Sometimes I want to keep quiet about it and I want people to respect that
I am a lesbian
It might not look that way to you
But it is what I am
It's time to stop hiding away
Today is the day
I will come out and say
I am a lesbian!
Relationships are not easy 
But I feel happy with being me
My girlfriend cares a lot about me and she would be proud of me for coming out
It's time to open the closet and say it out loud 
I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
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Comments

  • MaisyMaisy The Mix convert CymruPosts: 356 Moderator
    This was lovely to read! I'm sorry to hear that previous experiences of coming out have been negative. But it's really good to know that it hasn't put you off from coming out and being your true self <3 
    Past UserDancer
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
    Thank you 
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 1,998 Extreme Poster
    Nice poem, Kasa :smiley: 
    Dancer
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
    Thank you 
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,224 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Lovely poem <3 well done for sharing!
    Dancer
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,767 Account Deactivated
    Lovely read Kasa thanks for sharing 💖 

    I may make a little one too!  

    Sucks to hear about your previous experience but they don't define you hopefully you can make some more positive memories! 

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    Dancer
  • PoppyBPoppyB Posts: 228 Moderator
    What a beautiful poem @Kasa2103 <3 It's a very brave thing to write about. 

    I'm a lesbian as well and I know it can be overwhelming to come out to other people. I just want to echo what others have said that I'm so sorry to hear that you have had negative experiences before, in many cases, people do come around with time. If you ever want to talk about those experiences or need any further support, you can always speak to Switchboard who are an LGBT+ listening service https://switchboard.lgbt/

    However, The Mix community are extremely caring, empathetic and non-judgemental people and everyone here will show you the love and support that you deserve. I hope that by writing this poem and seeing the positive responses that you will feel empowered to be your authentic self and not be defined by those who did not respond positively.

    Please also remember that you are never alone, sending you lots of hugs <3
    Dancer
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
    Thank you so much @PoppyB It is great that people on The Mix are so supportive towards each other including those who are LGBT. I have also used Switchboard but I feel more comfortable and confident on The Mix.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
    Laine said:
    Lovely read Kasa thanks for sharing 💖 

    I may make a little one too!  

    Sucks to hear about your previous experience but they don't define you hopefully you can make some more positive memories! 
    Thank you so much. <3
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • _Tech_Addict_Girl_Tech_Addict_Girl Posts: 1,165 Wise Owl
    Kasa2103 said:
    This poem has been something that I have been thinking of writing for a long time and now I have decided that I am ready to come out and write this poem. Most of my experiences of trying to come out have been very negative and has caused me setbacks but it has given me even more determination to do this. 

    It is hard to put into words but I want to try
    I feel ready to reveal what sexuality I am
    It's time to come out and get it off my chest
    This is me and I am trying my best
    No it is not a phase and yes I am sure 
    I am a lesbian
    And there should be no stigma about that
    But some people find it funny to mock me for it
    Just because I am lesbian doesn't mean I will flirt with every girl that I meet
    Sometimes I want to keep quiet about it and I want people to respect that
    I am a lesbian
    It might not look that way to you
    But it is what I am
    It's time to stop hiding away
    Today is the day
    I will come out and say
    I am a lesbian!
    Relationships are not easy 
    But I feel happy with being me
    My girlfriend cares a lot about me and she would be proud of me for coming out
    It's time to open the closet and say it out loud 
    Love the poem Well done I hope your proud you shared  <3
    Dancer
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
    Thank you. It took a lot of courage but I feel proud.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
    _Tech_Addict_Girl
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 705 Moderator
    Hey @Kasa2103 - a little late to this, but really wanted to check in and echo what everyone else in this thread has said. Super proud of you for being able to articulate your experience and be open about who you are, glad you felt comfortable to share here too <3

    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
    Dancer
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
    Thank you. Don't worry about being late to it.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • MilsyRoseMilsyRose South East EnglandPosts: 193 Trailblazer
    I hope that things have taken a turn around and are more positive for you now, I am so sorry that they were negative beforehand. This is such a creative and beautiful way of coming out, you're so brave for coming out to people. If people mock you for who you are, try not to let it get to you as hard as it may be. Be yourself because the true you is beautiful. I am glad that your girlfriend cares about you, I hope you both live a happy life together.

    Apologies, I have only just seen this. <3
    Dancer
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 928 Part of The Mix Family
    Well done! Great poem. Very proud of you for being able to share who you are - you deserve to feel loved and celebrated for this, so I am sending lots of celebratory hugs to you :heart:
    Dancer
  • Jade09Jade09 EnglandPosts: 633 Moderator
    Lovely and thoughtful poem @Kasa2103, I'm proud that you feel ready to embrace yourself! congrats  <3
  • SeaweedSeaweed Posts: 26 Boards Initiate
    That's such a nice poem!!!! 😁
  • CosmoCosmo Posts: 22 Boards Initiate
    Those are really nice words.

    I loved it, and I send you a big hug!


    Cosmo.
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