Unashamed (repost)

I will not apologize

For my sex
For my flesh
For the curves
Of my drive
Any more
Than I would
Be ashamed
Of my being alive

I will not be sorry

For my shy
For my discreet
For the tamed
Heartbeat
Any more
Than I would
Be ashamed
Of my becoming me

I will not conceal

All my sparks
All my steel
The molten me
That fire reveals
Any more
Than I would
Be ashamed
Of learning how to feel

I will not feign forlorn

For the buds
For the thorns
For the changes
I have worn
Any more
Than I would
Feel ashamed
For my having been born

Not anymore

-a.r.

Unashamed
Painting: The Unashamed by Pamela Wilson

Reposted for my brother who has been an inspiration to me because he has been so bravely unashamed of who he is. Happy Birthday dear brother, may you continue to live your life without shame…as much as is humanly possible. That is my wish for you this year.

~ by April on September 15, 2015.

5 Responses to “Unashamed (repost)”

  1. I adore this for a million reasons.

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