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I cannot grasp the concept of the people on this earth
Your looks & your social ranking determining your worth
Your state of mind at a constant worrying and fear
His thoughts take up his head, he sobs, pain all too severe
I wish my head was severed like the man from the book
Wish I could wake up everyday, not worry how I look
I wish this place I lived, loved us all the same
But i’m a man, I cannot feel, unless i’m screaming about video games
Last week we learned about fairy tales but I learned something else
That as children we had no say, in fact we were compelled,
To hear that men were princes had to save the fricken princess
I’m the knight in shining armour nothing more, nothing less.
Women, stay inside.
“Oh please let me go out!”
Slaughter pigs for you, take them back into the house.
I’m a man, that’s my role, I feel so heroic.
Now fold my clothes, don’t speak, let me bathe in what I’ve accomplished.
“No! I wanna help you! Lets garden food instead.
We’ll make carrots & I’ll help you cook,
I’ll fold, I’ll make our bed.”
But the land we live on is screaming at me, telling me i can’t
Why? I’ll never know. I do not understand.
Men on Earth feel threatened, at least I assume,
And so they tell me not to clean the house, “It’s a woman’s job to do”.
I just shower, I get up, I get food, I go to work,
Come home, my wife’s worthless, act like a jerk
When I was young they told me to be a knight,
To save the princess, to be a hero
And I thought that all my life
But then I met this man, and oh how I loved him.
I’m a stay-at-home dad, married to my husband.
And there’s no princess in sight, except our lovely daughter.
I tell her this story only, no fairy tales, no others
Because you don’t have to be recused , you can save yourself.
Like I did when my dad found out I was gay at only 12
But equality and loving those of the same sex isn’t the problem,
It’s the people in this world who find helpless souls then rob them
From the time they’re born, until the time they leave this crushing world
Stealing hope, devouring it, and with every single word
They stab them, words cutting, gushing blood
And now they’re gone
Left here is an exoskeleton, example of what you’ve done
Trump worried how to make America great,
Children from other countries desperate to escape
Racism’s another issue, it’s been going on for years
It isn’t fair that different colored skins have to fear
White supremacists yelling, telling them get out
Colored crying, “please don’t shoot he’s the only thing I have”
White cops, white rights, he killed them but it’s fine
Black man shopping and suddenly he died
“It’s ok, it’s alright, he didn’t mean to shoot.”
What if we reversed the roles and the black man didn’t mean to
Pride parades; this man was born in the wrong body.
I want to change myself, feel happy, so that I can love me.
Oh no that’s crazy, really not okay
But I’ll get lip fillers change my whole face, my whole shape
Change is always hard, but even harder when
Because of your looks you are segregated,
It’s getting late and,
Now it’s women, afraid to walk alone at night
It’s men, assumptions that they want us all to die
Guns, violence, should we get rid of them or no?
Depends, are you a conservative or liberal?
Here’s another story about another guy
He’s the reason teens are lying wide awake at night
Why stereotypes matter more than who we are
Why no one and nothing is accepted anymore
The world is here screaming ‘cause we’ve had enough of this
Say it’s man versus man but it’s man versus self
Man versus him but it’s his mental health
Man versus it but we don’t know what that is
Other than the gaping hole of social epidemic
But not the kind that makes Nike’s sales go viral
The kind that makes my head spin, my mental health spiral
And believe it or not there’s a cause
I trip, it’s word’s rip,
Holding all of my will, taking it with it’s jaws
I could go on for hours naming things that he’s stole
But I won’t , for it’d take too long and get old
And the older it gets the harsher its words
Forgetting we are human
Killing innocent souls
Is he a man or a mouse?
Oh no, he is neither
Not kind, nor brave
Characterized by fire
The fire only burns at night when light’s darkest
Destroying our desire to breathe and to fight this
No more hope in the world
We’re at mere mortality
I breathe my last breath, look up, and say “f you society”.