Is my knee-length skirt too short?
Is my shirt too tight?
Are my heels too sexy?
Are you out of your mind?
Does my gender call out for it?
Does it make it all right?
Do you really think if I don’t like it, I’m gay?
Do me a favor and walk out of my life.
I didn’t ask for it.
My clothes don’t ‘yell it out’.
Just because I wear makeup
Doesn’t mean you should consider me a slut.
Don’t hold my crotch.
I’m going to push you away.
Yes, I’m straight
But that doesn’t make it okay.
We are different by gender
But no different in experiences.
We are degraded in a society
Who puts us under its mind set.
We didn’t ask for it.
We didn’t lie.
Hear us out
Not let us die.
Will you put that down and wipe away the frown
Stop being so persistent and let your mind slow down
Spare those excuses and whining about how it used to be
Walk along instead, I'll show you how it should be
See that child with tubes everywhere
You think he can't find a blade somewhere?
See that homeless with few penny in his hat
You think he can't buy a rope with that?
Why put so much effort in doing something wrong
Stream all those efforts in being a little strong
Hold my hands I'm going to show you life
Life so armored it'll make you throw away your knife
That child on the road is homeless for a month
That tall lad lost his son on the fifth of last month
Do you see a pattern and the beauty if they meet?
Shows how sorrow can be healed with some healthy cheat.
Why the hate?
Why the pride?
You’re no better than them
Just because of your race.
Your skin may be different
Your appearance wouldn’t be the same
But always remember
That all of you are made in a special kind of way.
Inside is still a man determined to feed his family
Inside is still a woman trying to fight for her rights
Inside is still a child just wanting to have a playmate
Inside is still a human waiting to be loved
You stand proud and unbowed
But they’re better than you
Because unlike you,
They actually learned how to accept and love.