Poem: Monster

(Published poems!)

Reminder triggers are a concern on Tod Leben.

This poem- Monster- is found in [Poem a Day May 2020]


Triggers: LGBT+ discrimination; abuse


caught between
wanting to be free
and wanting to be with you

the monster of society
enforcing certain things
yet I want to be with you
and you want to be with me

why are we called monsters
when all we want is love?

why consider us traitors
to society’s awful rules?

the monster isn’t me
and it’s definitely not you

the real monster
tells everyone
there’s only one way to love
and the way we want isn’t it

the monster is the society
who creates requirements
and rules of engagement
that make no sense

the monster is the one
who is yelling at us
saying things that shouldn’t be repeated

I’m not the monster
just because I found love

you’re not the monster
just because you desire it

stop listening to the monster
love can’t be the enemy

[Poetry Archive] [Poem a Day May 2020]

Poem a Day May 2020 by Tod Leben cover

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