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Raquel R Swann

Who am I? Well, I’m just a trans girl trying to make my mark on the world. The most important thing to me is that all people be treated with respect and dignity. Writing is my passion and I get great satisfaction in creating art in the form of words. Any constructive feedback is welcome!


a Poem by Raquel Swann Family is the home that makes a home. Family is the moments when no one else is looking. Family is the sunshine after a rain. Family is the hug that you don’t deserve. Family is the kiss that you didn’t expect. Family is […]

Unwelcomed Love 

a Poem by Raquel Swann Offer me the ocean but I only want a tear Offer me the clouds but I’d rather have it clear. Offer me everything you have but I do not want it, dear. Your love is unwelcomed. You tell me you understand me but […]

Random Thoughts 2 

They say money is the root of all evil, yet you need it to buy the basic things in life to survive. Food, water, shelter! I know their are homeless people living in the world you get by and live each and every day without it. But what […]


a Poem by Raquel Swann Lonely is a deserted island with no boat. It is a lone tree that still stands after a fire. It is a caterpillar wrapping itself up in a cocoon. It is a conversation with an inanimate object and expecting an answer. It is […]


QUESTIONS… a Poem by Raquel Swann Why do I want to wear lipstick, you ask? Perhaps it is so I can accentuate my lips and leave a mark of love when I kiss you upon your cheek. Why do I want to wear make-up, you ask? Perhaps it is […]

a Dream

a Dream a Short Story by Raquel Swann My body is battered and my soul is crushed. I lay upon my bed with the feeling of thousands of butterflies fluttering about looking for shelter. I feel a sense of calm come over me for just a moment and […]