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Loneliness: A Poem

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People don’t like me.

I think they don’t like me because other people think I’m a freak and so they might also think that the people that like me might be a freak too.

But how many people think I’m a freak?

Seven million maybe?

Or just two.

It still hurts the same, if it’s seven million or two.

My friends are not playing with me because I’m not a girl anymore.

I’m sad because now I want to become a girl again but I’m a transgender boy.

I told them about me being a transgender boy.

They were okay.

Then they forgot.

Now I have to do a stupid test to get to play in their game.

And now I need help.

I’d don’t know what type of help but I need help.

Help.

From everyone.

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Published with permission from a young trans child in our advocacy network, in original form to honor the voice and agency of this child.
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Kid Authors Poetry

Uplifting the Child’s Voice: A Poetic Journey

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Uplifting the voice of the child is an act of democracy. Listening to the voice of our youngest  members of society enables them to become actively part of our collective movement forward. As we labor together to provide a safe space where our gender variant and transgender children unequivocally see themselves in our world, it is fitting to begin our journey writing by shining a light on a child’s perspective on life. Our hope is that these poems spark your innate compassion and inspire you to capture what is alive in your mind’s eye. We hope you enjoy glimpses into a poetic child’s mind, published with permission from this young transgender writer. -C
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Being a Transgender Boy

I am different.

Different in all ways.

Different than my best friend.

She’s a girl.

I was a girl.

This is called transgender.

I get bullied because people think I’m different,

but everyone is different.

It’s like they’re bullying themselves.

My friend helps me when people bully me.

So, I hope you’ll be nice to transgender kids.

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People

People with different color

on

their

body.

People with different clothes

on

them.

People with different

persunaletys.

Different people are how

we are the

same.

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Friends

Friends are priceless.

Friends can be

all you want.

Friends with money doesn’t

mean

like

them.

Friends without money doesn’t

mean

don’t

like

them.

Even though those friends

look weird it doesn’t

mean

you shouldn’t

like

them.

Even though those friends

look great it doesn’t

mean

like

them.

So just make a friend that’s

good

for

you.

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Writing

Writing has meaning.

When you put your

pen

on

the

piece of paper

it’s magical.

When you just sit there

you

never

write

and when you don’t write

you don’t

express

your feelings.

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Stories that Come to You

Stories come to you,

stories that give

you hope.

Stories through your

brain

and soul.

Stories that give

you dreams.

Stories that come to you.

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