May 14th, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Hate is Required

The poem “Hate is Required” was inspired by the question of whether dysphoria is required in order for a person to be truly transgender. The answer is no. This does not stop some people for acting as gatekeepers to the trans identity. The resulting poem can also apply to other groups that require the members to either hate themselves or others in order to be considered full members.

Hate is Required

They say hate is required
to define a state of mind
for the self or other ones
only then will purpose shine
nothing less is a fraud
pretending towards the greater goal

set aside by the holy saints
now enforced by strident imps
joyful that righteousness
found a place to lay its head
safe from those without cuts
that deny godliness

the diagnosis will depend
on the bleeding from the wounds
more for the best after all
when injuries are surely bless
where the gate should open wide
the guardians hide the key

as the test falls too short
or exceeds the latitude
that those who pass beyond the walls
are truly wounded and then absolved
the see the hurt in the world
as the measure for the all.

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