National Coming Out Day was yesterday and National Coming Out Week is currently happening from the 9th of October to the 13th of October. This poem is inspired by that.
To come out as pansexual
has extra problems,
a lot of people still don’t know what it means
and instead of learning
people say ignorant things before they learn.
I’ll explain it to anyone who honestly wants to know
but I’m not going to sit there and be insulted
while they learn.
Coming out is a two-way process
and too often the feelings of those being told the news
are put at the forefront,
“Understand where they are coming from”,
“You took time to accept who you were,
they need time too”,
well no, I realised and I accepted it straightaway.
It shouldn’t be hard in this era in time,
it shouldn’t matter
but sadly often still does.
So come out to who you feel comfortable
doing so to and leave the rest till you’re ready,
you aren’t the one with the problem,
if someone isn’t alright with you being your sexuality
and you are alright with them being their sexuality
then obviously they have the problem,
they need to sort their issues out,
you need to be happy,
let no one make you unhappy
over ignorance and stupidity.