I Am Not Wrong

Fear
What will my family, friends think
If they find out who (what) I am?

Love is love
Is love is love
Why does it matter who it’s with?

HETERO-, HOMO-, BI-
All just labels meant to divide
Why does it have to be that way?

People are people
Why does it matter who they love?
Why can’t we all be treated the same?

I’m tired of hiding
I’ve been doing it most of my life
Told that who I am is wrong

But God doesn’t make mistakes
So who I am, what I am can’t be wrong
Because He made me

He knew me and who I would be
Long before I was in the womb
I’m not a mistake and I’m not wrong

So I am not going to hide anymore
I am not going to be ashamed
I am not going to be afraid

I am who I am
I love who I love
And I am not wrong

Copyright 2010 Michelle D. Wampole

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The Storm

Hurt, angry
Seeing only the color red
Out of control

Emotions raging
Throwing objects and punching walls
Until exhaustion descends

Breathing deep
Trying to regain my rational self
Getting under control

Thinking clearly
Realizing it’s all so pointless
Dropping the anger

Letting go
No more hurt or anger
I forgive you

Copyright 2010 Michelle D. Wampole

The Best Revenge

I remember when I was a kid
you threw me across the room into a concrete wall
I remember the time you kicked me
until I was unconscious
When you twisted my arm so hard
up behind my back
that it broke
I remember every time you spit at me
at the top of your lungs
how retarded, worthless and unlovable I was
I remember

I still feel every blow
every scar and every wound laid open
caused by your fists or your words
Even now, years later
your voice still echoes in my had
even though you’re nowhere near
Oh yes, I remember

I hated you for years
Swore I’d kill you if I could
I even almost took my own life
in an effort to silence you once and for all
The weight of that hate and anger
grew so heavy
I became trapped under it
Unable to move forward
Unable to turn back

I finally realized I had to let it all go
I had to forgive in order to move on
It wasn’t easy, but I did it
I forgave you

I can say I wish you well
I hope your life is peaceful
I can even say I love you and mean it

And that is the best revenge

Copyright 2010 Michelle D. Wampole

Haven’t Done This For Awhile…

I’ve been away from blogging for quite some time, but I’ve decided to stop worrying about what others think and just do what I have loved to do… write!
I’m not sure, yet, which direction I will go with this blog. Those who know me well, know I love writing poetry and I love the music of Barry Manilow and I have written blogs about both, separately, in the past.
I may just use this blog to write about a little bit of everything… we’ll see.
Feel free to follow along and all comments are welcome. I only moderate to remove SPAM comments,

Hope you’ll stop by often and have a little fun with me.