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Kailin Hall, age 16

I wrote this love song at the WriteGirl Songwriting Workshop based on my personal experience of being in a queer relationship at a Catholic school.

Pants and Tie


I look into your hazel eyes
The way you’re dressed is no surprise
White polo, pants and tie
Your curly hair complements mine



Why must things be this way
In Catholic school and living gay
While I hold your hand, I look away
’Cause teachers try to get in our way

I love you for you
But what am I to do
They outed you, they outed me
When all we wanted was to be free