LGBTQ Narratives received this email submission from a young person who attended Saturday's workshop. Thank you for submitting your work, Rachael!
It Will Take Courage
I run towards you, my opposition
Searching to find the commonality,
The we, we both choose to say “I” for.
Expression is freedom of choice.
I hope to liberate those who
Are confined by lack of self expression.
Together, with you,
I will face the temptation
To sit idly by as a vegetable
while others hurt.
I will do it with strong and forceful resilience.
We are all unique and different.
Therefore, each of us forms a masterpiece.
We are all human. We are all individuals
With our own roads to take.
And everyday, with conscience, deliberate action
We choose to take our own road.
We can choose to be alive.
Therefore, we can choose to love.
I challenge you to make that choice.
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