As I walk down the street

By Snimar

As I walk down the street today,
these eyes never seem to look away.
They're fixated upon me, 
'Faggot' they're screaming.
As I walk down the street today,
I cannot quite understand,
Why did I come out? 
I could have pretended,
Pretended to live in this stereotypical world,
With their baseless social norms.
Then why? 
Maybe,because I'd rather be labeled as a disgrace,
Than to lie to the core of who I am.
As I walk down the street today,
I wish; that I could be as proud as the superior eyes that stare at me.
Wish I could keep my head high in midst of this chaos.
Wish I could break free from this paranoia,this fear of being obloquy.
But I am who I am.
Yes, I am gay. Call me names if you want. 
I realize,after all
It's my life, and I'm entitled to live it the way I want.
One day, we won't be a stigma holding back, but, souls breaking off the shackles, a mass of people springing out of the loopholes of the definition of 'human' 
I realized it,
As I walked down the street today


5 comments

  • The feeling of being lonely haunts the person. It’s evident. Gas on the pedal, mate!

    Prateek
  • Very strong and beautifull

    Priyanshi Ahuja
  • Just want to ask one question….
    Why did that person didn’t speak for himself?Why is it like that he is helpless?

    Shagun Jain
  • @Snimar, I loved the stanza “Then why?
    Maybe,because I’d rather be labeled as a disgrace,
    Than to lie to the core of who I am.”

    A poem with a powerful message. The poem has an imaginative way of the poet asking himself questions and finding the answers too. This back and forth conversation was refreshing to read.

    Ricky Pundir
  • Very well written poem.

    Urvashi

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