On the 20th of November was Trans Day Of Remembrance. This poem is for all the people who have died and face dangers because of being trans.
I can’t imagine
how it personally feels
to be personally persecuted
for my gender
and I’m ashamed that
so many cis people
think they have a right
to take someone’s life
or to injure anyone
for being trans.
Who gave you fuckers the right
to harass someone only
going about their business?
To cut the life short of someone
only trying to get on in the world?
Rest in peace to all the people
who have lost their lives
through this senseless evil,
my condolences and thoughts
go out to their loved ones,
may they find strength in this time
May those who have suffered
in any way or face fear
find the strength to fight on and survive.
To the persecutors,
remember one thing,
you see a trans person
but that’s only part of who they are,
they are somebody’s offspring,
be kind to trans men, trans women
and non-binary people,
we all deserve the same equal respect,
nearly all of us face prejudice in some way,
we all are in minority groups of some kind,
remember that and reign in the evil,
we all have been given life
and we all deserve to be able to live our lives.