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May 17 2013

I AM COMING OUT!

I AM COMING OUT!

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I am coming out, out of my shell

Long under the influence of your spells

Locked away in your antique culture cell

Where no one could hear me yell

I had screamed all in vain

Only I could feel the pain

It is time to break the chains

The ghosts of the past I must slay

Weighed down by societal shackles

Banging to be out, proud and sparkle

 

I am coming out, out of my shell

Doing away with your lying shields

It is unnatural, you scream

You will burn in hell, you preach

Fires and brimstones you rake

From your societal grip I break

In angry defense the truth I seek

To be free, to be me, I must speak

Coming out, head high, sets me free

I am proud, out and ready to peak

 

I am coming out, out of my shell

Proud to be out, I am ready to excel

Cultural lies and crumbs I was spooned

Like a caterpillar so long cocooned

I burst out as a beautiful butterfly wrings

Spreading my colorful rainbow wings

Shamed I might flounder and saunter

I will rise above slanders and be a flaunter

From the sidelines I am no longer peeping

Now I take center stage as I burst out singing

By © Yemisi Ilesanmi

3 comments

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    Tony! The Queer Shoop

    This was beautiful. Shared on Facebook!

  2. 2
    Argle Bargle

    Cuttlefish had better look to his laurels.

  3. 3
    Yemisi Ilesanmi

    @Tony! The Virtual Queer Shoop -Thanks, glad you enjoyed it and keep sharing!

    @Ulysses- Lol! I am sure there are many laurels to go around. We spread the message, we share the laurels!

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    Cultural Censorship: My Coming Out Is Not A Threat To Your Closet! » YEMMYnisting

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