#internationalwomensday

A POEM MOSTLY ABOUT MEN BUT MAINLY FOR WOMEN

On the eve of International Woman’s Day

a message for men and women to be unfurled

First to the men who think they are superior…

who think they rule the world…

 

It’s a message about your power

It’s a message about your fame…

It’s a message about your responsibility

It’s a message about your shame.

 

Instead of taking responsibility for your actions

you find reasons and ways to escape them…

You blame wars on your religion, 

violence on your guns

you even blame the women once you’ve raped them.

 

But you are the ones who start our wars

(these are facts you cannot escape)

you are the ones who shoot and kill

you are the ones who rape.

 

If you have the power to carry out these behaviors

you also have the power to amend them…

Which means…

the wars

the killing

the raping

you have the power to end them.

 

But you refuse to take responsibility

It’s someone else fault…you claim

and you continue finding reasons

and other people you can blame….

 

Because when you look at your actions and behaviors

you try desperately to defend them…

and the wars, the killing and the raping continue

as you wait for someone else to end them.

 

And here is where this poem goes out to women

and here is the message to be unfurled…

You’ve known all along you are superior

 

perhaps it’s time you ruled the world!


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