I tuck myself in, blissfully warm and at peace,
While you carry me selflessly, veiling the pain in smile,
Holding onto you, I pray this moment to never cease,
Do not let me face this world as it fails to beguile.
You seem to hear me and I see the sparkle in your eyes,
I feel myself safe as you shelter my presence within,
A soothing caress and a voice that never lies,
Strengthens me to fight the battle that will soon begin.
Then why are they mad and seething at you?
I ask with an innocence that makes you shed a tear,
You nod with a resolve and say there are only few,
But the world awaits you my child, so do not fear.
But deep down I know that I am not my brother,
Who made these people around rejoice in joy,
I am your likeness and just like you O mother,
For they resent me as I will never be born as a boy.
It is now that you clutch me tight and never let go,
And show the world and these eyes that we are one,
For every jeer and holler OUR answer will be a NO,
That I will face this world and then this battle will be won.
A resolute step… towards a new dawn
I will be with you my mother as you are now with me,
Together we will tread these paths for everyone to see,
I promise to make you proud and sure you will be,
To you I am ever grateful as you will now set me free…
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