I am not a feminist,
According to this day and age.
I don’t believe in hating men,
Or that we were created the same.
But I’ll tell you this, so listen close
That even though I don’t like to boast
I do carry a certain ability
To give a human life from within me.
For years there’s been a huge debate
On how to harness the power that I contain.
And the ones who’ve come before me to forge the way,
Who made sure my voice was heard and that I got a say.
I commend your strength and bravery,
But I don’t agree with using hate
To promote a basic decency
Of human rights without misogyny.
I’m not a feminist in the sense
That I want to be the same as men.
However, I have watched them fall
Many times at women’s hands.
After all, King David could smite a giant as a boy,
But couldn’t resist when he beheld
A woman in all her glory.
So while I’m small and sometimes mild,
Remember you were once a child
And had a mother who’s just like me,
That brought you forth from between her knees;
Which do not knock or tremble
In the face of adversity.
And next time there’s a dispute regarding the topic of equality,
It would not be a wise decision
To underestimate my strength;
Despite my inner femininity.