IDAHOBIT: A poem

LGBT Poet Laureate shares a poem for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia


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I’m your brother, and sister
I’m both Mrs and Mister
I’m Gay, Bi, Trans, Non-binary.
I am…myself

 

I’m your father and mother,
Husband, Auntie, friend and lover.
I’m different…and the same
I am your family

 

I’m black, white, pink…every hue.
Christian, Moslem, Buddhist…Jew
Skinhead, Goth, Punk, New Romantic
I am me. I am you

 

I’m your district nurse, your teacher,
The boy and girl next door
Someone in the street
I am your neighbour

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I’m no better than you, no worse
No richer, poorer, blessed or cursed.
Just part of the same, Gravitational Wave,
As you.

 

Find out what LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson is up to at lgbtpoetlaureate.org.uk.

 
 

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