They tell us from birth
To be strong and responsible
To be men
To be productive
So we bury our feelings under our shields
We are renamed ‘cold or jerk‘ when we show our human weakness
They said our hearts are stones upon which only moss of bitterness are sown. So all the fighting, all the harming, are deeds intrinsic of us.
They said that Adam’s curse of tailing the soil was solely for us
So we grew up acting like machines, but deep within a lot of us are broken by these conventions
Copyright © Eduardo Bosco | Year Posted 2020
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