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Poem - Presentation

The poem “Presentation” was written for “National Coming Out Day”, a date observed annually to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBQ community.  Coming out is a never ending process, with some hurdles very difficult to cross because of societal or familial pressures.


Presentation has a price
when the world hates with pride
confident that they're fully right
with beliefs on their side

born of dogma the past exclaimed
or toxic fears that betray
both lead to hurdles placed
for the act of coming out

here's the joke played on us
those who should care the most
by writ of blood or consequence
embody poisons and not progress

thus to hide in plain sight
or shed the blood from a life
becomes the path many take
when acceptance comes too late.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20191011.
Tags: coming out, poem

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