ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Label You Give Me

Updated on May 13, 2012

You stand there, looking down at me and make me feel so sad.

You say because I am a queer, that i am something really bad.

The label you have gave to me has just began to hurt.

My future wont be easy now, because I feel like dirt.

Whatever made you say it, its just nasty bigotry.

Please dont call me no more names, Oh wont you hear my plea?

You think that I am something just for you to ridicule

You think that your the best thing and the one who is really cool.

To you my feelings do not matter, as a human I don't exist

You have taken away my freedom and .gave me your labeling list.

You do not care that you are wrong, my plea you only fight.

To you I am just a queer and a queer has no right.

These labels bring destruction to all you brand them with.

You might think that its harmless but that is really just a myth.

Remember that were human and that everyone has rights.

The right to live in freedom, and peace from peoples fights.

I have heard it said in many times that people hide away.

I believe you pick on me for show, to hide the fact your gay.

Does it make you feel invincible, by calling me those words

Do you feel you have the power because you know that it hurts.

I think that your pathetic and petty you I do

Because I see it now so clearly that the label is really you.

You do not like to be hurt right back, and run away you see,

All this has came from a label that you have just gave to me.

I hope that you are careful as not all shall be quiet.

So watch those little labels as you may just cause a riot!!!!!!!!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hi Chris thank you so much, one day we shall be free. It is a very hard road when you are gay you encounter a lot of prejudice but you do also encounter a lot of good people as well who dont see your gender as an obstacle.

      I suppose the bad has to balance with the good, and its great that so many heterosexuals are so welcoming to gay people these days than say ten years or even fifteen years ago. Its a long road but we are getting there.

      Thanks for commenting.


    • cam8510 profile image

      Chris Mills 

      6 years ago from Hartford, CT

      My brother is gay and this reminds me of him and some of the stories he has told me about his journey. You are a whole person, and I hope that you and all gay people are someday accepted and are free.


    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks Cherri x

      So glad you like my poetry , its good to know that there are others like me who are not afraid to stand up xx

      Keep in touch, look forward to your comments xx

    • cherriquinn profile image


      6 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      Great poem Callum! You stand for everything I believe in.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      I certainly was proud, and almost emotional too xx :-)

    • amymarie_5 profile image

      Amy DeMarco 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      That's great!! You must be proud!

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you amymarie, I am glad you like this poem... I inspired someone with this poem that they used it in the IDAHO(International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) day celebrations here in Britain...

    • amymarie_5 profile image

      Amy DeMarco 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      I really like this poem. It's very honest and full of emotion. Biggots like to put others down so they can feel superior. It's pathetic. I rated this up.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)