I am pretty satisfied with what I have achieved in my life
But a part of me is still unsatisfied
Lurking around are the hungry dogs
That want my respect to satisfy their hunger
He was a boy
Was is all worth it?
She thinks while looking back at her past
Always felt alienated by the society for his different wants and thought
Could something have changed the way society looked at him
Realisation was as satisfying as the acceptance from his family
He is a unique human with unique skills and unique purposes
As a toddler he wondered why he was not allowed to play with other kids
what difference would it make if transgenders were treated just a the straight men and women
All against him but his family by his side
A great decision took him a new way of life
That could give him the identity he always wanted
Was it a good choice?
Did that make any difference
Some left him after her transformation
Some still loved and stayed by her side
Constantly reminding her that she did the right thing.
That is what matters
He was all set to live his life as a woman
Cracked doors broken windows is what he had to face
The rage of the antis made her weep
But with ever tear she could feel more strengthened
She thinks if she could or could not have not survived the hate
But here she is a 55 year old trans woman
Fighting for LGBTQ+ rights
And helping others like her to accept themselves
And screaming at the ruthless society that denies them the respect they
Very much deserve.
ISHIKA MEHERE (author) from NAGPUR on September 13, 2021:
Tell me if you understood this poem.