Arts & Entertainment Editor
To be a beauty, she has to be the beast and practice Sabbath
To defeat the cruelty, she has to use her peace to distract the havoc
To become the storm, she has to remain fearless of the rain
To be loved and adored, she has to be hated by the “sincerest” form of pain.
To walk with the wolves, she has to crawl with the cubs
To talk of what could, she has to talk of what was
To land upon the shore, she has to drift along the sea
To have a chance to be given much more, she has to wish upon a dream.
To soar like a phoenix, she has to be scarred from all the ashes
To seem more of strategic, she has to peek much farther within her classes
To be seen as stable, she has to spare her intelligence
To have a seat at the table, she has to be aware of her temperaments.
To be dealt the proper hand, she has to fold all of her cards
To avoid being slaughtered by a man, she has to keep a hold on her heart
To admire her physique, she has to hide her timeless shapes
To be tired is to be weak, so she has to find guidance as an escape.
To conquer a kingdom, she has to have a king to conquer
To sponsor an income, she has to be able to think like a monster
To be captain of the ship, she has to steer away from the glaciers
To be latin or to be “thick”, means that she is what they’re afraid to call a savior.
To avoid being outcasted, she has to be seen as an attention seeker
To enjoy what they allow to happen, she has to pretend to be eager
To seize the moment, she has to sacrifice her current presence
To please the opponent, she has to find reassurance in what keeps them pleasant.
To form a smile, she has to grin and bear the negative remarks
To be born into the wild, she has have thick skin and be relatively smart
To be yellowbone, she has to be a victim to prejudice
To make her struggles known, she has to have the systems be her nemesis.
To be a woman, she has to question what it’s like to be a man
To do what he couldn’t, she has to have the perceptions that he can’t
To understand her hardships, she has to display her truths
To never become heartless, she has to remain hurtful.
To be a man, he has to realize the reality of womanhood
To be a man, he has to keep in mind that he actually couldn’t do all that a woman could
To be a man, he has to know that without her, he wouldn’t have a free world
So to be a man, he has to know that for all he is, he couldn’t even be a girl.