I was born with a rainbow inside me but I didn’t know.
It lay dormant for years then it quietly began to glow.
I began to meet others with rainbows and they were so proud;
They faced up to hate and they stood for themselves—they were unbowed.
I yearned to be one of them, radiating colours so bright.
The rainbow inside me began to intensify her light;
Gradually, then suddenly, she appeared, to my delight,
And I stepped out the door and I finally could let it go,
And I learned and I sang for the first time my soul song aloud,
And I opened the wings of my rainbow and then I took flight.