To Mom

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I came out to my parents in April 2016 as transgender. They are very conservative in their views, making me promise that if I started my transition I would never talk to them again. This lead me to
run away.

Submitted: July 11, 2018

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Submitted: July 11, 2018



Everything is changing
And yet it all stays the same
I'm not a different person
Though I may have a different name
I don't have a different smile
I don't have different eyes
I don't have different hands
Or a different mind

I might sound a little different
Have a different voice
No matter what is said
Just know this is MY choice

I may not be the girl who wore your dresses
I may have a different style
But please listen when I tell you
That I am still your child

I remember when you held my hand
In times when I was scared
I remember when you'd tuck
And when you'd braid my hair
I remember watching cartoons
While you made me toast
I remember looking in your eyes and saying

"No, I love you the most"

I never wanted to hurt you
I just am very tired
Of hiding
Not being me
Feeling broken, different
And living inauthentically

I am letting you know how I feel
That I am fed up
I will not be backing down
Because this time
I'm not giving up

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