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Girls, like Me

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Published on May 16, 2012

Some poetry I wrote i before going to Phuket for my own surgey oin 2000, adapted to video with added music. This was also collected in a collection of my poetry called TRANSITIONS published in 2005. You can download a PDF version of Transitions at http://reallifetrips.webcomic.ws/file....

WORDS & SPEECH (c) 1998, 2012 Laura Anne Seabrook

Girls like me lose our loved ones when finally we change
to make us real... ...to lovers
...to strangers
...to others
...and ourselves.
And Girls like me... ...get asked about our sex life in public places
...get told to sit at the back of the church
...or asked to leave so that others will not see
...and lose our jobs when we come out to not being men.
Girls like me only get one menstral blood and then we bleed
so much... ...transmogrified,
...transfigured,
...transformed
...into the Women we need to be.
And Girls like me... ...get hounded and baited on the streets
...bashed coming out of the pub on our way home
...or left to die in car crashes by rescuers who laugh and call us it
...and murdered by Rednecks in dark lonely spots
...for fun, for sport, and fear.
For girls like me... ...turn up on Oprah dressed to the nines
...fuck strangers in the dark
...see psychiatrist every week
...or walk the streets at night
...and go under the knife
...if only to prove we're right.
Girls like me... ...kill ourselves a lot.
And when Girls like me are dead our families bury us... ...in clothes that don't belong
...with a name is isn't ours any more
...so that they can sleep ok.
Who'd want to be a Girl like me?
I do, Because I am a girl like me.
Like... ...a spansexual in the Cross
...a bayot of the Philipines
...or transsexual from the States;
...an enaree from Scythia
...metamorphing (aren't we all?) tranny
...a Thai katoi
...an Amerind winkte or nadle
...or Myanmar acault;
...a hijra in India
...or mukhannathun from Islam
...a xanith from Arabia
...and a galla of the Goddess;
...transgendered human being.
A Girl like me is a male woman.
Who'd be a Girl like me?
I guess I'm not the only one.
A Girl like me.


MUSIC used under creative commons license::
"Digital Tears" by Trills: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tri...
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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