Naturally by Jodie Rose McLouglin

Didn’t want to be
Didn’t ask to be
Have no desire to be

A natural born fighter.
Against the odds –
not in our favour.

A bad hand dealt.
Cards fall where they may.
Illusions of chance perpetuate the myth of

Choice
Dissenting voice
in a room full of silence
Compliance
was never an option.

To begin with
It begins and ends
with lack of options
no choice but to

Fight!
For those without a voice,
for yourself.
You,
never ever wanted any of this

Survival of the stubbornest
Fighter!
Shine brighter
than bigots and fools.

Take a match to their ignorance
and set their values on fire.

It’s what you were born to do,
sadly,
most probably,
until the day that you expire.

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