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For Nex

You Are Dearly and Deeply Missed

By Meggen Olson Published 2 months ago 1 min read
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They never should have died

this child's soul they viciously defiled

and to not face justice for their crimes

seems such a waste, and not just of time

now a beautiful soul is lost to the hateful world

a soul that never wanted to be boy or girl

they knew who they were and just wanted to be

how is that any different from you and me?

there is nothing I'd want more than just to be free

and because I pass for straight, I get that ability

but what about those who don't live like me

what about them, should they remain unseen?

should they have to fear being hurt like they don't matter

should the world hate them and lose them in its clatter

why is it so hard to live and let live

why do we take so much but never give

my heart is broken for this beautiful child

who should have gotten to live and be wild

to explore and be happy without being told

they don't matter, they're not enough, they could have been bold

their voice should have been heard and they should have been seen

and now they can't say a word and we're left with what could have been

Authors Note: This has been written in response to the news of the murder of Nex Benedict, a trans/non-binary teen who was viciously beaten to death by three of their classmates at their high school. My heart is broken with this news and before you start in on me saying that I never knew them in real life, you're right. I never will get the privilege either. I understand that the case is still developing and there's more to be learned of this case. But I am angry, and as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I think all of us (however you identify) have been robbed of a soul that deserved to be treated so much better.

I will not tolerate any slurs or homophobic comments of any degree. If I see them, I will report them and likely block you from coming back to my page. Thank you for understanding.

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Meggen Olson

Hey guys. My name is Meg. I'm a writer, artist and tarot reading based in SoCal. I love writing and hope to share my work with you in this way. Please enjoy and let me know if you have any feedback for me. I'm happy to help where I can.

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