I Am Sorry

I am sorry for being homosexual and for being "disgusting" and "unnatural"

I am sorry for being asexual and for being broken and needing to be fixed

I am sorry for being pansexual and for "just experimenting"

I am sorry for being bisexual and for just "going through a phase"

I am sorry for being heterosexual and not caring about LGBTQ rights

But most of all I am sorry for being human

I am sorry for being a woman and for not being as smart or strong as a man

I am sorry for being a man and for being a pervert

I am sorry for being transgender and not being a "real man" or a "real woman"

But most of all I am sorry for being human

I am sorry for being a Muslim and being a terrorist even though I want peace

I am sorry for being an Atheist and for having no morals

I am sorry for being a Christian and that it somehow means I must be bigoted

But most of all I am sorry for being human

I am sorry for being white and having to pay for a crime my ancestors committed

I am sorry for being black and having to go back to Africa even though I was born and raised here just like you were

I am sorry that we are all made up of different colors, that we are white, black, brown, yellow, green, blue, red, orange, and purple

But most of all I am sorry for being human

I am sorry that we are all different and that we are all the same

I am sorry that I think we should celebrate not just our similarities or just our differences but both

I am sorry that I think we should celebrate the differences that make us special and the similarities that bond us together

I am sorry that we are all different colors, that we share different sexualities, genders, and religions

But most of all I am sorry for being human

That instead of finding peace, we create wars

That instead of caring about others, we care only for ourselves

That we make mistakes, that we make masterpieces

I am sorry that you and I are not exactly the same

But most of all I am sorry for being human

I am sorry that I care more about the environment and that you care more about the economy

That we hold different values, that we do not always agree

That I am a liberal and that you are a conservative

That I am a Democrat and you are a Republican

That you and I aren't the only ones who live on this Earth

That there are 7 billion other people that all hold different opinions and different beliefs

And that no matter what we do, we will always be different

But most of all I am sorry that in the end we are all human

I am sorry that you cannot accept these differences

I am sorry that you only look skin deep

That you only see two genders, that you only see one sexuality, and one right religion

I am sorry that you believe that we are not all the same

That you think that the only way for this world to go round is for us to be divided into our own little groups based on the things that don't define us

But most of all I am sorry for being human

But why? Is what I ask

Why are you so filled with hatred?

Why do you care so deeply about these things?

Why can you not see that in the end we all share one thing in common, we are all human

I ask that you look at the hate you spread and ask yourself, what good does it do?

Would it really be that terrible for us all to respect and love each other?

Instead of fighting we should be uniting

Instead of being filled with hatred we should be filled with love

I am not asking you to conform to my liberal views but for you to help your fellow humans

You may believe that voices like ours will not be heard but they can

The Civil Rights Act or the 19th Amendment ,which granted African Americans and women the right to vote, would not have happened if it weren't for people like you and me

We all have our differences that I will not deny but we also have our similarities

And with those we can stand on a common ground

So I am sorry, I am sorry that I do not conform to your stereotypes and your negative views

I am sorry that some of you will allow this message to fall on deaf ears

I am sorry that some of you may scoff at the idea of working with liberals or conservatives

I am sorry that some of you will simply favorite this poem and forget it as soon as you click on a new one

But most of all I am sorry that I am human and that I make mistakes just like you

That I sometimes fall, that I sometimes mess up

I am sorry that we all have made mistakes, that we do not always make the best decisions

I am sorry for hoping that some of you might just listen, that you will spread this message

Because most of all

#IAmSorryForBeingHuman