“It is pride month again. For those otherwise inclined, not fitting the norm. Some call it pandering, others simply enjoy the appreciation thrown their way.” Gun Roswell


What does it mean? Really?

It is just having a flag of colour raised up the pole for a duration of thirty days?

Wearing colourful socks or shoes, perhaps a bag of the same colour spectrum?

Being acknowledged at the work place, having pins placed on their lapels, sporting the rainbow colours?

The convenient store around the corner, displaying their pride collection proudly beside the register?

But for me? Personally?

Simply to be me, to exist, just the way I was intended to be

Not to be put in a box, designed by those, who would prefer to do so

I don’t ware any other colours than those, which suit my daily mood

Just because the calendar said so, and wanted me to come out of my home

I have and always will be, simply me

Acceptance or not, I cannot and will not change who I am

And so, alone or together with others daring, I make my stand

Celebrating each and everyday of the year, without fear

And so, tipping my bonnet to those, who chose this time to appreciate us, other folk

But also reminding them all, this month is not the only time we, queer folk, do exist

8 thoughts on “POEM OF PRIDE

  1. I am grateful I live in a country where I can be me, despite the occasional discrimination, I can live my life as me. It is for those who cannot do that that I raise the flag and fight for equal rights. Have a good Pride, my friend

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  2. It isn’t just a monthly time to be proud or have pride in who we are. It’s a daily fight and right to be true to ourselves and be who we want. Equality is something we will always strive for but until white supremacists don’t exist we will continue to have to fight to love who want and be who we want. So we continue to fight not just for a month but daily for ourselves and others alike!

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