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Lullaby

Poems for Self

Photo by Quinn Romero

I wanted to fly

But you clipped my wings and I came tumbling down

I tried to climb instead

But you made me slip

I tried jumping really high

But you put a chain on my ankle

I tried to scream

But you stitched my mouth shut

I tried to send letters

But you burned every one

I tried to reach out

But you held me back

All I ever wanted to do was love you

But you never wanted the same

I wanted to fly

But you clipped my wings and I came tumbling down

I once tried tell you I love you

But you listened to her instead

I once tried running

But you turned my tracks into a circle

I thought I could escape it

But you got too deep

I thought I could trust you

But I was so wrong beyond belief

I wanted to cry

But your sweet lies made it all okay

I wanted to make it all last

But all you wanted was to go away

I wanted to fly

But you clipped my wings and I came tumbling down

I wanted to die

But you didn't

I wanted to call you mine

But you never did

I wanted you to call me baby

But you only wanted my sex

I wanted you to love me

But all you wanted was to be loved

I wanted to be safe

But you didn't want to comfort me

I wanted you to be there for me

But it hurts more that it feels good

I wanted to fly

But you never did

I wanted to fly

But I could never leave the ground

I wanted to fly

But I was on the floor

I wanted to fly

So I finally did

I wanted to fly

But I flew too high

I wanted to fly

But I fell down

I wanted to fly

But you clipped my wings and I came crumbling down 

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Quinn Romero
Quinn Romero

I'm a transgender teen who is a survivor of years of bullying and abuse. I first started writing when I was in fifth grade, and it has been my passion ever since. I write to speak the words I can never say out loud. 

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