I ticked a box today

The reason:

I ticked a box today
and all my fears just melted away
I grew up not fitting in
and knew I was not what I wanted to be
so I ticked a box today.

I ticked a box today
I wasn’t me but then neither were you
I self harmed frequently and tried to end
this life without hope and without friends
who really understood
so I ticked a box today.

I ticked a box today
I knew I was different but didn’t know how
I wanted to change but didn’t know why
I am what I am
I’m now the me I wanted to be
so I ticked a box today.

I ticked a box today
the previous me is no more
I no longer hide my thoughts
and self harm never occurs.
I fear no more, I’m happy,
have friends, and support
That’s why I ticked a box today.

I ticked a box today
the haters still hate and
ridicule still comes but
my strength knows no bounds
I can face them without tears
Because I ticked a box today.


The Result:

I ticked a box today
the previous me is hidden
behind a sheet of lies
I no longer hide my thoughts
That’s why I ticked a box today.

I ticked a box today
I haven’t changed that much at all
but the box is everything and more
so I ticked that box today.

I ticked a box today
and applied to be a Brownie leader
it suits my needs and my ideas
and I can do what I want to do
so I ticked that box today.

I ticked a box today
and now I can go where I want go
I can change in the dressing room
I want to change in and see what I wanted to see
That’s why I ticked a box today.

I ticked a box today
I can display my body where I want
to the people I want to see it
they may be smaller and very different to me
but I ticked that box so all can see.

I ticked a box today
and now all that I want is mine
I can access my targets and
show them my parts
their parents can do nothing
because I ticked that box today.

I ticked a box today
and suddenly those who complain about my actions are wrong
and those who complain about my presence are wrong
and those who called me a pervert are wrong
and those who put me on the lists are wrong
and now I’m no longer on those lists
my strength knows no bounds
I can face them without fears
because I ticked that box today.