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Freedom? by emoturtlefrk Freedom? by emoturtlefrk
America,
You've lied to me.
You are not free, you are nothing but lies and broken promises.
Why are you called free, if we are beaten and harrased for loveing someone of the same sex?
Why are we not free to be who we want? Don't lie and say that we are. If we were then everyone would live their dreams.
Why aren't we allowed to marry who we want? What's so wrong about being in love with the same sex?
When will you change your mind and actually let us be free?
Each day i live here i hurt more and more.
To be in love is all i ask without being beaten and bullied.
It's only 1 difference. Why must i go through life suffering over something i can't control?

~A proud and confused lesbian
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Wazzka Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
combo Lucy with Capitan America?
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't know who the base was based off of, but i saw the bandages and the idea for this came off
no it has nothing to do with Capitan America
this is supposed to be me, in the shreds of the american flag
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onyxrayne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*hugs* Trust me, been there done that. Came out as bi when I was 16 and was teased mercilessly for it. Lost some cool chick friends because they were afraid I would "fall" for them or something.

Love how you used Lucy from Elfen Lied in this piece.

Adding this to my faves. Your poem made me tear up a little.
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) i'm glad you appreciate it and i'm sorry for the friends you've lost
if you ask me, and i don't mean to be rude, but i think they were being a little immature.
they could just say they aren't interested is all then life moves on :hug:
i hope life gets easier for you somehow
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TurtleChix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not a "lesbian"...
But I have a uncle that is gay...
And I care about him as a person...
Why can't people accept people for who they are instead of letting their fear get in the way....
Freedom means to be free...
Not crucify others for being who they are and expressing how they feel....
It is like the people who are against the freedom to marry who they want are almost crossing over into a part shall Cu Clux Clan...
Except they are not killing them.....
I wish there were others that feel like I do.....
:(
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there are others :) i've met a bunch
you'd be good friends with them and not just on this subject :)
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TurtleChix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That good that there are others....
Um...
What do you mean by not only on this subject...?
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i mean like they're fun to be around too
:3
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TurtleChix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh...
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah lol
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Tillawallaerdree Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Remember "Easy rider"..... Searching freedom, finding death. Real freedom is not to have, real freedom is to BE.
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is Easy rider?
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Tillawallaerdree Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Easy Rider is a Dennis Hooper's movie from 1969. It's the story of two bikers going from L.A. to New Orleans riding their choppers, and the people they meet on the way. In fact, they search for freedom, and find only intolerance, ending by being killed by rednecks.
"The story of a man who searched land of freedom... and never find it" .
This movie is cult in biker community, and was rewarded at Cannes in 1969.
Try "easy rider" on google, you'll find more on it.

Truly.
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, well this is compleatly different.
It's about Gay and Lesbians being supposed to have equal rights and instead they're treated like abominations because they aren't like everyone else
How am I supposed to have my own freedom if illegal?
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Tillawallaerdree Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
It's not so different.

The problem is not to be gay, lesbian, biker, colored, of everything else. The problem is the "acceptance" factor of a society. A society is built on the mix of cultural, social, religious differences of peoples living together. Before being "equals" or "unequals", rights are the reflectance of the society herself. When a society is based on "normal" peoples, how this society must react about different, so-called "abnormal" peoples ? The sole fact to ask this question prove this society don't work properly.

What I tried to explain with my bad english (I apologize...) is : the real problem is not "being gay or lesbian is illegal", BUT "being HIMSELF is illegal". And a society based on this statement has no future.

The first freedom, the first right is to be himself, whatever it is.

So be yourself, and help others to be themselves, and the society must follow. It could be long, difficult, chaotic, but at the end it work. Look at what happen in other lands in the world.

A last word : enemies of freedom always living for the past. They hate future, they hate new things, they hate what they can't understand. You can't change them, we can't change them, but we are more than them, and we can isolate them and let them disappear in their own hole of fear, just because they can't be themselves but solely the image they think others want to see. Break this image, and they break down.

Be yourself,

Truly.
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onyxrayne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Couldn't have put it better myself.
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Tillawallaerdree Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
I tried my best to explain.... Seem's it work !
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) thanks
I will do just that
and hopefully get help along the way.
:hug:
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Tillawallaerdree Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Sure. Don't stay alone. Never.

Truly.
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emoturtlefrk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) i'm never alone :)
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ImperfectBelle33 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
It's so true
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