Purple has always been my favorite color.
Mixed with Red, the color of passion,
And Blue, the color of dreams.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved purple.
“Dark purple” I would add, “With sparkles”
I had to specify, and toss in a cute giggle.
I was so young then. So innocent and naïve
I didn’t know that purple could symbolize something
Something like peoples’ rights.
That was back in the days when “gay” was just a word
Often appearing in Christmas songs
I always knew it to mean, “happy.”
So, when I heard that two men were gay
I was happy, because that must mean that
When I got older, I learned that happy as those men may be
Others weren’t happy for them.
People weren’t happy that these men were gay.
I never saw anything wrong with it.
I was not gay, but I was supportive.
I didn’t care what other people liked.
Then the term, “bisexual” came up
And that blew my mind.
People could like men and women?
No! I was straight! Of course I was.
I didn’t like women, but I didn’t care if you did
I liked men. That was that.
And then there came the fatal attraction
Nearing me towards bisexuality,
And I embraced it.
All of the sudden, I liked men and women.
Without even realizing that it was in me,
I realized I liked them.
My mother was shocked, but supportive.
My father was the same.
My brother still doesn’t know.
My friends were all excited for me.
Some were confused.
Even a year after realizing it, some couldn’t tell.
Some thought I was joking. Some still do.
But nope, I was not.
I was bisexual.
I grew up Catholic, and I knew
That God loved all his children,
And every creature great and small.
And I believe this;
If God made me, wouldn’t he want me to be happy
With whoever I want?
If Heaven is that cold,
Then maybe I want to be cradled
In the warm fires of Hell.
If God is our father
Satan is our Uncle
Our gay uncle apparently.
Man. Woman. I just don’t care,
So long as they love me for me
And I love them for them,
I couldn’t be happier.
One day I will find someone, but I don’t know
If it will be a male or female.
But it will be someone.
And I will always wave the purple flag proud.
Free and happy.