Mardi Gras

Form: English Sonnet

Photo by hitesh choudhary on
My nerves were tingling when I saw the crowd
the parade drew near as excitement flared
a Mardi Gras of love that we all shared
my first time since I said those words aloud.
biker and bike, finally standing proud
the self-respect in truth cannot be spared
I watched and saw a world that truly cared
and would not be hidden behind a shroud.
So long ago but I still feel inside
the wonder felt on that first special day
no longer will my heart remain outside
as now I live and love in my own way
since that parade day, my first time at Pride
I have no doubt to be myself is okay


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