The Rainbow in your Closet

Yukta Tyagi
Monday, 18 June 2018

Worrying about what others think
Left you with scars, your heart was aching
Too afraid to accept who you were
This world of thorns would
See you as an offender of nature’s sermons

Worrying about what others think
Left you with scars, your heart was aching
Too afraid to accept who you were
This world of thorns would
See you as an offender of nature’s sermons
They try to stop you, they say things
Their judgment prosecutes your being

All you did was love differently
Held it in till you felt your conscience was faulty
You didn’t do anything wrong
You said, “Stop cursing us as you make our melancholy prolong”
Everything felt like a loss
Till you saw the rainbow
Stepped towards it at all costs

The rainbow said
“You shall find yourself now
You have made up your mind
You shall be more honest with yourself
Leaving behind
All the regrets and doubts which hurt your kind
You shall accept who you are
You shall love who you are
You won’t be ashamed anymore
You will be accepted in the future coming forth”

Tired of hiding and lying
You leave the closet’s binding
You want to be free
Be treated equally
Expression feels elating
Their acceptance was encouraging
Their support was groundbreaking
The outcome was improbable, picturesque and breathtaking

Still loved by kin
They say
“My child has emotions, not an issue or sin”
Pride flares through their hearts
Due to their child’s courageous choice of path
Happiness now imparts
Misery departs
The world fights for their rights
A voice for them
A place for them
A better world in sight

What is love? Can you define it?
Just feel it the way you want to feel it
Are you a boy? Are you a girl? Are you a Trans?
It doesn’t affect the love within one’s heart

Share your pride
Share your affection
It is never too late
The acceptance just gets better
The rainbow in your closet guides the united world together

— Yukta Tyagi

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