When humans were created
By whatever force it was
They were divided in two
The Feminine, and the Masculine
But we thrived, us humans
We created magic
And all around the world, the legend of mankind is told to wide-eyed children while they hear about their ancestors
Who walked among the stars and brought bits of them back to Earth
And they say, "I want to be an astronaut," or "I want to be an artist."
And the elders would smile because they knew their child could be anything
In this grand empire that humans have created for themselves
And we are revered and admired, because we are great
But somewhere along the way
Somewhere along the path of right to wrong, and good to bad
We recognized that divide as more than it was
We let Feminine become synonymous with weak
While Masculine painted a picture of leadership and authority
But on what grounds does one stand on to say that women are lesser?
On what grounds does one stand on to say men are greater?
Women are more than childbirth, emotion and inferiority
Men are more than weight-lifting, broad shoulders and superiority
Yet somewhere along the way, men thought it okay to grab girls off the street
And take from them what was never their's to take
Somewhere along the way, mothers thought it okay to tell their little boys they were weak if they read books rather than threw balls
Somewhere along the way, we let that divide define who and what we are
We let it create the "ideal image," and we let it decide everything we aspired to be
We lost sight of the similarities and focused on the differences
And that great human empire was wrought with pain and angst and war
War between the two sides, which should never have separated in the first place
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First poem, hope everyone likes it?