We are not from Mars or Venus: living together on earth
She is not just a goddess of love and beauty
Don’t call her divine.
Don’t ask her to sit cross legged
Or mind her hemline.
Don’t ask her to swallow insults
Or hide sanitary napkins in a black paper bag.
Don’t make only daylight her friend
Or to be delicate and shy, a girl’s tag.
He is not just about anger and aggression
Don’t label these as masculine.
Don’t ask him to hide his tears
Or call them feminine.
Don’t tell him that to be a boy
He should choose blue over pink.
Or pick up karate over cooking
For there is more to it than we think.
What our little ones grow up to be
Depends on what they grow up with
Gender should not be something
To be apologetic for.
We are symbiotic
Were always meant to be
So let’s together forfeit
This Mars and Venus,