Forbidden | Teen Ink


March 2, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

The faintest Whisper,
Don't dare
Even to say it aloud.
The Forbidden Word,
The hidden Word-
Our parents don't know it
And we don't dare show it.
We are a forbidden entity.
We are a hidden secret:
A look,
A smile,
A word;
That's all we are,
Nothing more,
Because we are not allowed to be more.
I wonder what would happen
If only,
If only,
We could be,
We could hug,
And hold hands,
Or maybe
Oh forbear to think such thoughts.
It's a lie.
It's not true.
This can never be
Because we
Are Forbidden.

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