An Angel's Tears

An Angel's Tears

A Poem by therisa

Often wonder.

How
Is it possible
For a parent
To be clueless
About their own children.

Never realizing
Their child is
Different
From others.

As if
They had raised
A changeling
Instead.

And not
A child
Who is transgender
Gay lesbian
Or bisexual.

Denying
The reality
They have lived
For several years.

As their delusions
Are proven
An illusion.

In hearing
A single sentence
Being spoken
By a nervous
And anxious child:

"Mom
Dad
I'm ....."

Dropping
A heavy veil
Between parent
And child.

Which
Nothing can lift
As the tears flow
Upon a page.

Saying
A final good-bye.

© 2015 therisa


Author's Note

therisa
Originally written, June 13, 2015.

June is, the anniversary month, which the LGBT community marches, in memorial, of the Stonewall Riots (1969), in New York City. The first Pride March occurred, in 1970, in the American cities of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Similarly, Toronto's Pride March was generated, by police raid of a bathhouse, in 1981, which has grown, into one of the world's largest celebration of LGBT+ community.

For the record, my mom rejected me, when I outed myself, to her, on July 1, 2006. In the following days, I slipped, into a dark and suicidal depression, which almost claimed me, except for the help of a dear friend, from Texas.

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This has so much power behind it, I love the way you piece words together like a puzzle, please continue writing and posting your beautiful thoughts!

Posted 3 Years Ago


So true, great poem! It's sad that in 2015 that we have so much of this still going on. I am straight but I understand that I was born that way just like someone is born gay/lesbian. It's so sad that we still live in such a judgmental and archaic world.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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5 Years Ago

Thank you, Spaceman, for your generous comments, on this poem. Sadly, I don't think that will change.. read more

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therisa
therisa

Ontario, Canada



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A pre-op transwoman, writing about my experiences, using free verse. Been told my poems are very emotional and personal, almost like a diary entry in verse. If you want to friend me, please review.. more..

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