a short poem: question (i)
by Larah Rebecca
I’d like to ask a few,
Questions that made me curious
‘Bout the world around us.
So, my fellow countrymen
Please listen up
I don’t mean to offend you
But I just need the answers, so here it goes.
If I choose to be a deist, agnostic or an atheist
I deserve to be punished, to kill myself?
If I am a homo/pan/bi-sexual, a trans
I deserve to die?
If I support same-sex marriage,
I deserve to rot in hell?
If I failed my academic pursuit,
I deserve the hurtful words uttered to me?
If I choose what I love than doing what others want,
I deserve to be called selfish?
If I couldn’t find the correct answers,
I deserve to call dumb?
If I was born fat,
I deserve to be called a pig?
If I was born skinny,
I deserve to be called “lampayatot“?
If I wasn’t given the prettiest face,
I deserve to be called ugly.
If I wasn’t born with a perfect body,
I deserve to be shamed?
If I don’t have the pleasing attitude,
I deserve to be called a bitch?
If I slept with different guys or raped,
I deserve to be a slut?
If I was a man sexually molested by a female,
I deserve it?
I don’t know why,
But somehow these questions
Need some answers.
I just really want to know.
Philippines, please let me know.
— a short poem I wrote —
photo from: google.com