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I Don’t Have to Play by Your Rules

“I Don't Have to Play by Your Rules” the poem that gives a unique message upon anyone got betrayal. No one should have to live their lives in fear of being found out, spending their time locked in a closet with all the skeletons and spiders and dirty little secrets no one wants to spill; exhausted of people acting as ...

“I Don't Have to Play by Your Rules” the poem that gives a unique message upon anyone got betrayal.

No one should have to live their lives
in fear of being found out,
spending their time locked in a closet
with all the skeletons and spiders 
and dirty little secrets no one wants 
to spill;

exhausted of people acting as if being
queer is a lifestyle or a choice,
it is who we are; 
we are born this way—

& for those who want to say it's unnatural
here are some animals that are gay in the wild:
lions, giraffes, bonobos, penguins, dolphins,
albatrosses, elephants, sheep, macaques,
bison, walruses, swans, spotted hyenas,
flamingos, orcas, vultures, sea lions, gulls,
and many more;

just because you live your lives differently doesn't
mean that everyone should have to play by your rules—

stop using your religion as an excuse to murder,
hate, and ruin the lives of those who don't subscribe
to your theology;

you're not oppressed simply because we're calling you out.

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