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So what if I'm a dyke?
So what if I'm gay?
So what if I'm bi?
So what if I'm pans?
So what if I'm trans?
So what if I'm a tomboy?
So what if I'm flamboyant?
So what if I'm different?

People aren't all alike,
Not everyone is born straight
We don't all get to choose what things we are
It's not the same as being scene,
or gothic

Gender and orientation aren't choices
It's just a way of life,
who we are
Ridiculed for things we didn't choose

In the end we are people
Not just animals, we are not creatures
I wouldn't call us monsters
Sinners isn't even accurate
Just call us
...human
We are human.

Pansexuality or omnisexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or biological sex.
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RaZorBlade604 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
this is an amazing poem. i love it!
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks (:
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the-angelic-shadow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
honestly this one isnt even a poem it just sounds like some whiney person complaining that they dont get life the way they want it
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And your comment seems like someone is just jealous they can't write worth shit.
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the-angelic-shadow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
clearly i want to write, cause ive only read like four books in my life
i have no intention of trying to write, i could care less for it, but seeing how simple and short your "poems" were it was short enough for me to skim through
so say a comment thats worth reading rather something vulgar and rude
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And your comment seems like someone is just jealous they can't write worth shit.
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the-angelic-shadow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh yeah and don't repeat it cause that's again repetition that we tried to discuss
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Megzluffscheese Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Well done! I really enjoyed this, you said what you meant just the right way.

You're right too, no two humans are identical, except in the fact we are human. So let's just all be human and rejoice in that and not worry about the other stuff :)!
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I agree.
The little things like orientation shouldn't matter. :/
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AnnieLynnXD Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I agree completely. You are very talented!
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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daemnfaerie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Personally I wouldn't call us monsters.
Sinners isn't even accurate.
Just call us human.
^ i like these lines alot :)
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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Xswiffy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, my apologies: ~IainDolan (below) already expressed exactly what I was going for. :)
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, lol. xD
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Xswiffy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Only criticism is that technically people are animals, and I'm tired of seeing everyone say think we're not.

But great poem. Wish more people could agree.
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AyakoAngel14 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this poem :D In my town (which is a very small town) there is alot of predjudice against gay/bi/lesbian/transgender people, i have experienced some at around the age of 13 when i dated a one of my best friends. People tend to shun what they don't understand. i always felt different from other kids when i was little, my parents never knew that i was attracted to girls and boys, i thought it was something that i should keep a secret. I "hypothetically" asked my mom if i could ever date a girl (because one of my friends i really wanted to date) and she said "never". I haven't told them yet, i want to, but i'm afraid of being kicked out.
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
If your afraid of being kicked out wait until you are older.
I do not suggest telling unaccepting parents.

But I am glad you liked this.
I hope things work out for you. :3
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AyakoAngel14 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks o3o i've been trying to work on some poems...but i haven't really been inspired lately D:
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Same here!
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AyakoAngel14 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i guess summer vacation has made me less inspired XD Cuz normally i'm inspired all the time for poetry and less for drawing, but this time the tables have turned o3o
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh yes, I know what you mean.
Usually annoying people at school inspire me! XD
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AyakoAngel14 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha me too :D but my friends also inspire me. alot of my poems deal with things that happen to people i know or myself. I think it helps to get them off my chest by writing it down
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MrsHelenaWay13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student General Artist
This is exactly right. Thank you for writing this. I really like it (I'm a pansexual!)
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aw! Sweet, glad you like.
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MrsHelenaWay13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student General Artist
:heart:
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IainDolan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Sara, I'm glad you're outspoken about this and comfortable with yourself :) I just have a few comments about the last bit, if that's ok. I wanted to write a crit but don't have a 'premium' thang.

Near the end you say "we are people, not animals, not creatures". I have to disagree. Humans definitely are animals, yet we deny it to the degree that we kill ourselves because we forget that we didn't evolve to sit in boxes staring at glowing screens all day. I know you weren't focusing on this aspect, but it's worth considering. Xenophobia exists for animals too, but only because they understand that odd behaviour doesn't generally aid evolution/procreation, which is what life is generally wired to do. Before you get worried, I'm an atheist, and I think people should celebrate their desires - whatever they may be - as long as it doesn't harm others.

A lack of compassion and understanding is what leads people to be bigots, and a very similar lack of compassion is what leads us to think we aren't animals - and that since we aren't animals, we can treat 'animals' however we want. This is the sort of thing that makes people call humans 'monsters'. I'm not trying to go all 'animal activist' on you here; I'm just asking you to consider that we're all Earthlings and how this might influence how you utilize these lines and ideas at the end of your poem :) If it's a human/socially constructed issue (the bigotry, not your sexual preference), maybe focus on that? Just some thoughts.

Iain.
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AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Ha! I am not gonna say anything about Sarah's poem and stuff. But I agree with you (if I understood you right). Cause I agree with what you say about-what she said about animals. And I am an animal activist. - And neither do I want to go all 'animal activist' on her.
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Huh, I guess that really changes the poem for me.
What you are saying makes plenty of sense. The whole point I was trying to make was we are equal and we aren't uncivilized but the way I phrased it obviously doesn't make sense.

I just fixed those lines, check em out?
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VampireBloodline Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amen to that.

Amazing poem...btw
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. <3333
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VampireBloodline Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your welcome
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CuriousCliche Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I hope you get published. <3 Your work should be displayed world wide.
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's my goal in life.
No joke.
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CuriousCliche Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I said it before, you have a knack for putting into words what needs to be said, and people everywhere should read those lovely words.
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's so kind of you to say. <333333
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CuriousCliche Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
It's the truth.
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fangfire93 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Yay! I like being called human. Even though I sometimes see myself as something other than human, but thats not because I am gay, thats a completely different thing.
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well, yeah it's important for us to be seen as human.
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fangfire93 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Yep. Cuz we are.
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The-12th-Doctor86 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Artist
Well in a way, humans are animals. But I know what you are saying though. I really love this poem.
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aww thanks.
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The-12th-Doctor86 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Artist
You're welcome.
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lihbt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
This is truly inspiriting. ^_^ Incredible job!
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aww. I'm glad.
Thanks a ton!
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lihbt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
You're very welcome! ^_^
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AdamLambertCrazyFan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   Photographer
Wow thank you so much for making this it touches my heart so strongly I cried like a baby.


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I'M A GAY BOI AND SO FUCKING PROUD OF IT!!!
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awwww.
I'm so fricking glad.
XD
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AdamLambertCrazyFan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Photographer
Yeah I showed it to my boyfriend ((Big tough guy)) and he almost cried too so I'm like HAHA
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SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aww!
That's fucking awesome.
I'm proud!
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