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Who Was He?


By Umama Zahir Published 3 months ago 1 min read
Who Was He?
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It's a boy, the doctor said

The arrival of an heir

Celebrations, happy tears,

He took his first step,

He loved the pink dress,

Mom, can I play with this doll?

His father beat him with a rod.

Agonized, full of despair, Who was he?

Was he a she?

A freak!

The boys laughed as he blushed,

So delicate, they kicked his butt,

Man up, you disgrace!

His father kicked him out,

His mother cried out loud,

Traumatized and weak,

Alone he wandered on the streets, Who was he?

Was he a she?

Ashamed and devalued,

Misfit in the world of "normal people."

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About the Creator

Umama Zahir

My name is Umama. I am passionate about writing and strive to create pieces that leave a lasting impact on my readers. Through my work, I aim to convey the depth of emotions and explore themes that truly resonate with the core of our being.

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  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Your poem captures the heartache of a person struggling against society's expectations.

  • Sadly, this happens a lot around the world. Such a tragic poem!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    The world is truly messed up, i worry for the young and misunderstood. Great poem.

  • Sasi Kala3 months ago


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