LGBTQIA+ Poetry

Love

Love, a common emotion that every human wants in some form—not always romantic, but sometimes just the feeling of support, warmth, and acceptance. Read More

Love, a common emotion that every human wants in some form—not always romantic, but sometimes just the feeling of support, warmth, and acceptance.

We were built for connections, with so many people in the world, how could we ever all fit one picture?

How could something as unpredictable as love be forced into a box, a box where those who break out can be met with disdain? With scorn.

For those of you who’ve been turned away by your family

Turned away by those you love,

Who can’t find the one you love.

You are visible.

For those of you who have been pushed to believe that drugs, alcohol, or vice will love you

You are visible.

If you have been rejected or told you’re not good enough because of your sexuality or gender,

If you have been told you shouldn’t exist,

You’re visible.

So often when we think we’re alone we turn to the darkest of company.

We hide from the world in momentary pleasure—or even momentary comfort, for there are points

That our “coping” hurts us even more.

If you are Lesbian, you’re seen.

If you are Gay, you’re seen.

If you are bisexual, you’re seen.

If you are transgender, you’re seen.

If you are non-binary, you’re seen.

If you are queer, you’re seen.

If you are unsure, you’re seen.

We make mistakes when we feel alone, lonely, or when we feel no one cares about us or sees us.

We see you, and we know that you are also trying to recover.

Addiction doesn’t discriminate, but if that’s true, that it follows that

Sobriety is also possible for everyone.

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