I’m Still Me – (Inspired by a friend’s child who just told her family she was gay)

I’m Still Me

Didn’t you love me yesterday
With everything the same?
I’ve brought you questions and confusion
But I’ll never bring you shame
As a child you gave me choices
Looked to the sky and told me “grow”
But your dreams for me were not mine
That’s why I need you now to know

For the first time I feel normal
For the first time I am free
The world around us changing but
I’m still your baby, I’m still me.

As an infant how you held me
Counted fingers one to ten
The love I seek is not what you want
But I’m the same as I was then.
The fear I felt in being honest
To tell you of my pain
A life so long lived through a lie
Through all of that, I’m still the same.

People talk about acceptance
But wonder all the same
Little minds they talk on corners
Pointing fingers, who to blame?
You held my hand on my first steps
mopped the fevers, washed my knee
I need you now more than ever
To tell the world that you love me.
Because
For the first time I feel normal
For the first time I feel free
The world around us changing
I’m still your baby, I’m still me.

© Sinead Hamill

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