The Song

The Song
By Stanman63
Melanie Ezell's Big Closet Ultimate Writer's Challenge
Thanks To Melanie Ezell's Big Closet Ultimate Writer's Challenge For Inspiration!
SynopsisA Transgirl talks about a gift that helped her to transition, her transition and the song that gave her the courage to transition.


My name is Kelly Robin O'Hare, and am proud of who and what I am. Daddy taught me to be myself and never stopped loving me when I told him who I really was.

He hugged me and said, "When do I meet my Princess?"

I cried, "Now, Daddy," and went to my room and donned Momma's old red sailor style cheerleader uniform, matching bloomer, socks and shoes with Peavy suntan pantyhose.

"You look just like your mother, Kel," he sighed.

"Thanks, Daddy, I wish that she'd not died giving birth to me."

"She died so that you would live."


Daddy gave me the courage to be myself as I dealt with the hatred and prejudice of the ignorant as I journeyed and became a petite young woman

After graduation, I had my surgery and became the woman that I am. Unfortunately, Daddy died soon after, making it a bitter sweet memory.

The Rose

Bette Midler

Some say love it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love it is a hunger
An endless, aching need
I say love it is a flower
And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live.

And the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long.
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong.
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love,
In the spring,
Becomes a ROSE



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