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Mommy Said No

Mommy Said No: A Poem

October 31st
Comes only once a year
But I never seem to do it right.

When I was two,
I asked to be a firefighter.
But Mommy said no,
“That’s a boys costume.”

When I was four,
I asked to be a superhero,
But Mommy said no,
“That’s a boys costume.”

When I was ten,
I asked to be an astronaut.
But Mommy said np,
“That’s a boys costume.”

When I was fourteen,
I dressed as a princess.
Mother approved.

When I was eighteen,
I dressed as a playboy bunny.
Mother approved.

I am now twenty-eight.
My wife and I have three children.
It’s halloween.
I think I finally got it right.

Harper asked to be a firefighter.
I said yes, and dressed with her too.

Because Halloween should not choose your sexuality.
It took me twenty-eight Halloweens to realize,
I’m more than some costume.
I am a person.
A real person,
Who deserves the right to not be judged,
Especially on Halloween.
A day to be someone you strive to be,
Not someone your sexuality chooses.

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