Courage Poem by Teens

Poem About Standing Strong

Hi, I am Beau. I'm 14 and gay. I wrote this when I was tired of being pushed around. I read it to my family, saying it was a school assignment, but this is what I feel.

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I'm 13 years old and I'm bisexual. My family is Christian and nobody knows but my sister. She's bi also. I wanna tell them, but I don't know how they'll react.

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Can You See Me?

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Published: January 2016

Just because you don't like what I am,
Just because you don't like what I've become,
Just because you don't like me,

I will not disappear, I will not run away
I am not gonna back down,
I am not weak.

No.

I am still here, here to stand tall,
Here to stand proud in the face of
Hate, pain, and anger.

I am forever strong, forever bound with
The power of peace and pride,
And no one can tear me down.

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  • Aryanna Scott by Aryanna Scott
  • 1 year ago

I'm 13 years old and I'm bisexual. My family is Christian and nobody knows but my sister. She's bi also. I wanna tell them, but I don't know how they'll react.

  • Samantha De Vries by Samantha De Vries, Germany
  • 3 years ago

Cool. My brother is also gay but sadly he isn't welcome by my parents anymore.
He is in a relation now. I love how you give gay and lesbians hope and courage to choose their own lover.
Thanks for this nice poem, I will show it to my brother and my family, maybe then, they can come back to us.
FyI: I don't care if you're gay or something else, as long as you're happy, everyone should respect your choice.

  • Amy by Amy
  • 3 years ago

Beau, I am a special education teacher. I want you to know that I will be reading your poem at our middle school assembly for "courage." I hope that our students will find the courage that you have. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece. You are a role model for so many. :)

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