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A short summary of my life

Submitted: March 13, 2013

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Submitted: March 13, 2013




The Cage

Every year that I’ve lived

It’s felt like a cage

I’ve never truly expressed myself

So my feelings boil down to rage

The bars of my cage

They represent certain ideals

One could be tradition, another respect

Values made to be instilled

It’s not in me to hate anyone

But I do feel like I hate them

The gatekeepers of my cage

Only pronouns. Her and him.

Out of fear, I behaved a certain way

And everyone thought that was the real me

But deep down, I awaited the day

When I’d finally be free

That day came when I got to college

And I met people I never knew

I showed them my true face

And I showed them the truth

I no longer reside in a cage

I live freely and openly

I no longer feel that rage

I can finally be me






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