July 28th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Grown From Child

The poem “Grown From Child” was inspired by a meme about people getting more conservative as they get older. That’s not been my personal experience. Today I hope to stand as an example of the how people can exist beyond expected conservative norms.

Grown From Child

They asked how I've changed
compared to those of the same ilk
by geography of my breach
or the decade I was birthed
the answer comes with a grin
that I’m the proof of consequence
when the orthodox was observed
then tossed aside as life progressed

we were once oh so young
babies growing to small tots
then to youths with many years
ahead of them seek the truth
against the bulk of legacy
assumptions made about core truths
who to love and who to hate
relevance of gender’s place

attraction denied by dogma’s teeth
stating preference from holy book
the opposite was only blessed
when the same triggered fear
abomination was the name
given to the ones that strayed
from the norm most embraced
yet denied the self within

epiphany of a fluid state
came much later than the rest
gender flowing between two poles
seeking balance in my soul
this theme repeated what came before
the normative left far behind
yet still I was the same person
grown from child to so much more.

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