A Year of Love, Politics, and Broadway Obsession

July 30, 2017
By EmmyR BRONZE, Pittsboro, North Carolina
EmmyR BRONZE, Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Seems like forever
A boy with a Peter Pan face
Walked into my life

A split across the people
The candidates speak on TV
A passion is born

Feel the Bern I’d shout
Writing an article about the election
Probably more knowledgeable then the people voting

You support Trump?
How did I not realize?
I’ll stay because there’s nothing better

You should watch Rent
The dancing of another life just outside my reach
No day but today

Why did Bernie not win?
My poll among high schoolers said he would
Guess Clinton’s better than Trump

I’m not used to working a class like this
Failing every assignment
But I’m trying so hard

I thought I was straight
Then she came out to me
The sleeping beast wakes

I take the flower out of the vase
And pull the petals out
She loves me, she loves me not

They scatter in the wind
Landing on the surface of the lake
She loves me

I blow the closet doors apart
And wrap my arms around her
Feeling home at last

I run with the pack now
Part of a community I had always loved
With her hand in mine


The author's comments:

This piece is written about a time period in which I discovered a passion for politics and a new musical but struggled with hard classes and a failing relationship, eventually discovering my sexuality.


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