Does it matter what I look like, that you think me boy or girl?
Does it matter if my hair is short; or long, and holds a curl?
Does it matter if I feel as if, Nature got my body wrong?
Because I see the world from eyes, that sing a different song.
Why does my self offend you? Why can’t I wear a dress?
Why are adults so scared to know, ALL the ways that I am blessed?
At one I signed to say, what at two I could read out.
At three I dressed in mummy’s heels and danced myself about.
At four I asked to be a girl, at five I watched my teachers start to hate.
At six we moved to feel more safe; and I am stronger, now I’m eight.
But bullies come from all backgrounds, all kinds of occupations;
They judge me ‘weird’ and silence me; I’ve become a ‘bad’ relation.
But what if they are incorrect, and there is no ‘boy’ or ‘girl’?
Then the only ‘deviation’, is in how we see the world.
I see in all of Nature, a great diversity;
If God loves all our features, then why can’t I be ME?
You ask me what I need today. I want to raise alarm:
I need more superheroes, to rescue kids from harm.
Please tell your friends and neighbours you know someone just like me,
That despite my gender questioning: I’m as normal as can be.
This child is not an enemy, no matter which bathroom I choose,
If you can’t begin to understand me, then both of us will lose.
The right to be just who we are, without judgment or rebuke;
And live the life we feel is right, with dignity and truth.
(This poem was written by me, with the help of my family, October 2012)
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You go charlie you be the best you you can be