We Are Queer Geese

Our honks and hiss transform Rebellious riots into pride parades, Peer-pressure shame into defiant love, Fragile weakness into gorgeous strength.

We Are Queer Geese is a poem written by Dana Trick and shared with The Ugly Writers.

 

We Are Queer Geese

 

We Are Queer Geese

Because of vile prejudice,

We were treated as ugly ducklings

That needed to be “cured”

Into perfect monotone fowls.

There is no use in denying on who we are,

There is use in hating on who we truly are,

Because we are born swans,

Whose rainbow feathers weave beauty and freedom

To everyone who lives with love in their hearts.

We don’t sing swan songs

For homophobes’ and transphobes’ fetishes and pity,

Our honks and hiss transform

Rebellious riots into pride parades,

Peer-pressure shame into defiant love,

Fragile weakness into gorgeous strength.

We don’t offer hate of any kind

An option of peace.

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Dana Trick
First generation Mexican-Canadian-American and occasional lover of skulls and books, Dana Trick lives in Southern California where it is clearly foolish to wear black any day but she does it anyway. When she isn’t being a historian, Dana Trick spends her days writing emotional poems and weird stories, and drawing comic strips that she thinks are hilarious. She enjoys learning about the history and the various mythologies of Latin America and Asia, but her interest is mainly on the history of autism, which she has. Her work has been published on Art of Autism, the Lothlorien Poetry Journal, DeviantART, and The Ugly Writers. She wishes the reader a nice day.
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One comment

  1. Brevity is the beauty of the poem. All expressed in this short poem. Thank you for sharing.

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