Will Boys Just Be Boys


Will boys just be boys,
Or girls just be girls,
Or can’t people be people,
In our small little world.
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Why do genders have to be genders,
And not girls be like boys,
Or boys be like girls,
Or just let people be people.
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Can’t we look beyond the gender,
And see the person,
Who likes pink and Buffy,
But is still a straight man.
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Care not for the sex,
And ignore the gender,
Stand shoulder to shoulder,
And never surrender.
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We are all human,
The same under the skin,
Red blood flowing through,
The veins in all of you.
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We are born the same,
Have the same needs,
Expel the same waste,
And leave the same way.
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Love people as people,
That’s all we need,
Don’t act out of hate,
Respect, love and be great.

A Poem To Stephen


Stephen, I would like to say,
I feel what you mean,
In all that you say.
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I writhe with language,
And feel the play of words,
Especially at the blank page,
Where I can write my verse.
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There’s something exciting,
And mystifying about language,
Whether it is English or gibberish.
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A rhyming poem,
Can get me going,
I absolutely also appreciate,
A good bit of alliterate.
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Never have I felt more myself,
Than swooning over words,
Like a tailor over felt.
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There is also an excitement,
In that special moment,
You hear a foreign phrase,
And you just know it.
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So thank you Mister Fry,
For this spectacular piece,
That please my ears to eat.