Listen: Poems on being Gay, Bipolar, and Alive

October 8, 2017

Listen

Listen to me when I cry,
I’m not asking for your opinion or advice,
I’m asking for your shoulder where I can cry,
I’m only asking for a little of your time.

Listen to me when I am depressed,
To yell at me “Get over it!” does not help me,
I do not get sick at will. I did not choose to be ill,
I’m asking for your understanding.

Listen to me when I have fears and tears,
To tell me: “It’s all in your head,” does not encourage me,
Yes, it is in my head, that’s why it’s a mental illness,
I have no control of these fears or shedding tears.

Listen to me when I’m in agony,
To tell me: “You want attention,” does not comfort me,
I’m not five years old and don’t need you to scold me,
I need you to comprehend my agonizing pain.

Listen to me when I am depressed,
I’m not asking for attention and it’s not always in my head,
My illness is real. Real to me, I feel it every day,
Why do you undermine my pain?

Listen to me when I cry,
It hurts me when you don’t listen and ignore my pain,
I am your son, your brother, your nephew,
I am your cousin, your blood and your friend.

This book is dedicated to my family, friends, strangers, and those who have suffered being gay, for being themselves or with this insanity we call life. It does not matter if you are straight, sane, gay, depressed, or bipolar. This book of thoughts and poems is for you. You might learn from it, make fun of me or be surprised by some of the things I can put down on paper.

Ready to find out more?

Purchase your copy today.

No Comments

On this website we use first or third-party tools that store small files (cookie) on your device. Cookies are normally used to allow the site to run properly (technical cookies), to generate navigation usage reports (statistics cookies) and to suitable advertise our services/products (profiling cookies). We can directly use technical cookies, but you have the right to choose whether or not to enable statistical and profiling cookies. Enabling these cookies, you help us to offer you a better experience. Cookie policy