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i.

They said
He couldn't feel like a boy
And a girl
At the same time.
So he grew his hair long
With colorful dreadlocks
And wore eyeliner
But kept his name.

ii.

They told her that
She could either love boys
Or girls
Or both.
Not everyone.
So she fell in love
With the boy who
Was born as a girl.

iii.

He didn't feel love
For the girl with the large chest.
Or the boy with the sparkling eyes.
But that didn't mean
He didn't love them
In his own way.

If that boy's way of loving is
Invisible,
And the boy with the long hair and eyeliner's way of loving is
Invisible,
And the girl who had a taste for personality, not gender's way of loving is
Invisible
Then aren't we all just
Invisible
Too?
Also named 'invisible.'

EDIT: oh my gosh. I cannot believe this got a DD! Thank you so much, to :iconthorns: for featuring it to every single dA member who took the time to read, comment, or favorite. Thank you all so much. This is amazing. <3
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Given 2013-01-26
:iconrileyjcooper:
RileyJCooper Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
This is fantastic.
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:iconthe-nerdy-birdy:
The-Nerdy-Birdy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so good
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:iconbrokenvine:
brokenvine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Amazing...
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:iconfalling-into-blue:
Falling-Into-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Beautiful.
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:iconnaztherosbloodlight:
NaztherosBloodlight Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Very good poem. Re-read it recently so sorry for commenting this late. It describes this with such simplicity, and it is really touching. As an asexual I recognized myself in it. Thanks. :)
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:iconassureastheskyisblue:
In sex ed and stuff, when the teachers start to teach you about normal relationships, they should begin the lesson by reciting this poem. And then ask the class what they think a "normal" relationship is, and if there are any different kinds. This. Is. Amazing.
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:iconfantasticeverything:
fantasticEverything Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! Thank you. I hate how sexuality is treated so obscurely in education. I was never taught anything except boys and girls, how I could only think of boys romantically. And no one ever told me that no one even has to be a boy or a girl - I was always just told to be a girl and like boys. This poem hit me hard, wow...sorry for the rant
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine! I don't mind people posting long comments. I'm so glad it got through to you, it really means a lot to get feedback like this. Thank you. :)
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:iconcreampuffluvr:
creampuffluvr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful and well written with an amazing message
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconmscarolsantos:
mscarolsantos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, bless this
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you. :)
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:iconmandyb82:
MandyB82 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I like this :)
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmandyb82:
MandyB82 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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:iconmandyb82:
MandyB82 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:meow:
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:iconkarvamato:
Karvamato Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just absolutely beautiful. Well written. I love everything about this.
Congratulations for the DD! :heart:
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Wonderful. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconrosuto-kia:
rosuto-kia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and at my school I'm friends with all of the above. At the breakfast table, it's like a peace gathering of all the sexualities XD
The only problem is Asexual just got a team switch and it's hard finding another one in our school, but were trying to find a solution.
Great writing with good meaning, I really love the ending X3
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconplaguejester:
PlagueJester Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Why do people keep putting asexuals in with homos? Why?
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Minorities gotta stick together. ;)
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:iconplaguejester:
PlagueJester Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Then I suppose I should also be put in with rapists and pedophiles. And zoophiliacs. And necrophiliacs. Because apparently not having sex is just as disgusting and degenerate as everything else that isn't widely practiced.
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:iconmooki-blaylock:
Mooki-Blaylock Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
some of the nicest people I've met are in there 20s and never had sex. It's perfectly normal
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ignore what society thinks; you are who you are, and you shouldn't be punished for it. :)
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:iconplaguejester:
PlagueJester Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Oh, I see!

This is about pretending to be a victim. Gotcha.

No one has ever attempted to "punish" me for my lack of sex. And even if someone did, I'm not a victim. There are two types of people. There are prey. And there are predators. This fact is completely separate from level of degeneracy. I've known plenty of normal people that were prey.
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:icondork-knight:
Dork-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The person simply put it together to make people feel better. You're being a real bully.
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:iconplaguejester:
PlagueJester Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:iconcryingplz:
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:iconyumezaka:
Yumezaka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful!!
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconlollirotcat:
lollirotcat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
Love this! :)
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you a lot. :)
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:iconlollirotcat:
lollirotcat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome! ^^
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconstixwitdafix:
Stixwitdafix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Flowed right along until "Then aren't we all just Invisible Too?" The logic of that made me shutter. We are very much visible. Unless "we" is supposed to mean trans-, pan- and asexual people.
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's I suppose what you would call a 'hint' at the idea being tossed around recently; that the differences between sexuality aren't actually there, it's all something made up by the prejudice of human kind. For want of a better explanation, the whole 'everyone is bi' phrase. :)
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:iconstixwitdafix:
Stixwitdafix Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I understand what you meant now. Thanks for explaining! :D That's something that I've thought about for a little bit, especially after learning about the sexuality of animals (giving evidence that bi-sexuality is natural).
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's absolutely awesome. :)
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:iconkat-dakuu:
Kat-Dakuu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful writing. the trans sounds eerily like a someone I know. o.o
I'm asexual myself.
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. It's great to hear from an asexual on this, that being the part I worried about the most. :)
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:iconkat-dakuu:
Kat-Dakuu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well you did a fabulous job.
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconmarisahatesusernames:
i love this, especially since i recently came out to my parents [i'm pansexual] and they didnt quite believe me at first and they didnt understand pansexuality. beautiful.
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a pansexual myself too, actually. Thank you. :)
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:iconlightinghousesonfire:
LightingHousesOnFire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
tranniez
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:iconhey-there-blue-eyes:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are awesome. :)
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:iconlightinghousesonfire:
LightingHousesOnFire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Writer
oh youuuu x3
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