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Men and Women are the Same

It is said that men and women are the same.
We struggle with that gender-neutral dance
and nature laughs and keeps on with its game.

Men always glance at any pretty dame
and woman's lips are painted to enhance.
It is said that men and women are the same.

Women in pants are now like men of fame
while famous men are quiet in their stance
and nature laughs and keeps on with its game.

Men can recite each hockey player's name
while women sniff at such a brutal dance.
It is said that men and women are the same.

Women on TV fight and often maim
while tender men can hardly look askance
and nature laughs and keeps on with its game.

Women juggle many bouncing balls and pain
while men can only play one game of chance.
It is said that men and women are the same
and nature laughs and keeps on with its game.

Mark Clement - July 3, 2004