This page is here to tell you a little bit about me and my poetry, but I am a very open and honest person, so if you want to know anything else, just ask! 🙂
All the poems say they were written by Daphne Tore / Dean Thorpe, so which was it, was it team work? That’s a little complicated! I am Genderfluid, I was born officially male, but I never felt that was correct! Don’t get me wrong, some days I felt very male, other days I was very female, some days a mixture of the two, some days I felt like I was something completely different. It’s not just feeling a bit boyish or a bit girlish, I don’t just “feel” male or female etc, I KNOW that I am those things, wearing clothes that don’t match my brain is a horrible feeling, so wearing traditional male clothes on a female day feels like I’m wearing a ridiculous fancy dress costume and the same the other way around. It’s not sexual, wearing female clothes doesn’t turn me on, it just feels completely right on those days. Luckily I have an amazing partner to completely accepts me for me and doesn’t bat an eyelid whatever types of clothes I wear and many of my friends and most of my family totally accept it too.
So my official name on my birth certificate is Dean Thorpe, but I often use Daphne Tore for things. Why that name? I enjoy anagrams and Daphne Tore is an anagram of Dean Thorpe, so is Her Notepad and Death Prone (my main project / website).
Some of the poems on here are old, some very new, so I apologise if the quality varies. Some of the poems are fun, happy poetry, but others talk about mental health, depression, my gender issues and so on.
These poems are also on other sites, some with permission, some not! They are all free to use, just as long as you credit me, do not use them on any hate pages and most importantly you make no profit from any of them (everything I do is non profit). Please do tell me if you use one for something, I love to hear about them being used, one of mine got turned into a song for a musical, magazines have featured them and so on. Please, please, please share the poems on here, it costs you nothing, but means a lot to me.