Queer Pride

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A poem about the trials and tribulations of the LGBTQ community, by Kabir, for Different Truths.

We know what fails to suit us

Yet we believe that it is an obligation

No, it’s not, O dear friend of mine

Never ask the shy but friendly orator

Whom we all know as a “Boy”

Whether he is a gay or not!

Never ask a beaten and betrayed girl’s lip

When she touches another soft petal 

Whether she is a lesbian or not! 

Do not ask a transitory individual 

Who travels through a girl’s slender body 

Along with a cracked boy’s shy silhouette

Whether he or she is a bisexual or not!

Do not bring the question of confusion 

About a cold face with valiant slopes 

Whether she is a transgender or not!

For you are spelling the word with pride

But unconsciously you are renaming love 

A word meant to be kept like it was born 

It has witnessed centuries of transition 

From a multi-country war bringing havoc 

To a mother’s breastfeeding a hungry child 

It has been infiltrated by several pests

Trying to nibble off its face with incisors

Making its recognition a failure before the world 

But they failed in every stair towards nowhere 

When you spell gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender

You are putting four nameplates before them 

Not to make them famous or a spotlight 

But to create a distinct face which is not love 

Rather a war which is cold enough to escape 

They are not meant to stay hungry for love 

One kiss, two father, two mothers for a child 

A person having the boon of being two person

When the world is witnessing division 

Makes the world a divine, practical shrine

To show her the path of being a transgender

Romance inside a single body is a blessing 

If you bring a nameplate today then worry 

That maybe tomorrow you will be called hatred

And you will lose, like always, before love. 

©Kabir Deb

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Kabir Deb was born in Haflong and completed my schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Karimganj. After that completed his Graduation and Masters from Assam University, Assam. Poetry has been his passion and a hobby from his childhood. He wants change the society with the power of poetry. He believes that society can destroy the most destructive force in the society and create a better tomorrow.