Men, the Moon, and an Eclipse!

They say men are from mars
A partial eclipse and the stars
Oh, what a day
Confused? Just hear what I've got to say!

Some can't live with them!
Some can't do without them!
Yes, I'm referring to men
Who else would I be talking about, then?

Two days ago, we celebrated International Men's Day
 And since I was too busy then, here's my post-dated poetic bouquet
In case you live under a rock, 19th November 2021 was quite significant
Astrophysicists and astrologers awaited something quite magnificent

The longest partial lunar eclipse in five hundred years
coincided with a day dedicated to commemorate them, so cheers!
Do you know the origin of the term lunatic?
Let me take you through a brief story; I'll make it quick

My Nonna narrated a lot of old wives tales
And she did'nt use modern filters to eliminate details
Apparently, a full moon encourages lunacy
Making the temperamental fume more, usually

As per the wisdom of the sages, you'll see the crackpots emanate eccentric behaviour 
And she had a mental list of observed patterns; but I'll maintain non-disclosure
But that's the actual origin of the term lunatic
It's everything to do with the moon, no fancy arithmetic

They say a full moon marks the cessation of things 
You can harness its power to cut loose ends and unwanted strings
While a new moon brings in new tidings
I'm not agreeing to believing in her findings

I remember a landlord insisted I wasted an entire day
Before I moved into a new home, and I let her have her way
Apparently it would not be good luck to begin on a full moon
Although it did'nt matter to me, I took a day to resume

More than religion, customs, traditions and rituals
I analyze the heart and sentiment of individuals
And her intention was to bring me good fortune and happiness in that home
So I could have good beginnings and comfort, not misfortunes in that zone

Well, I am not a feminist
Neither am I a misogynist
I just don't appreciate the dilution of the term
I don't believe in what it stands for today; on that I'm firm

I believe in equality, equal rights and equal opportunities
But, I insist, physiologically and psychologically, we have different qualities
We're definitely not the same
And sure, there are exceptions in every game

We are not the same, worse or better
From each other, we definitely differ
Within the gender subset, each person has unique abilities
To hone and blossom, deserves equal rights and opportunities

I don't have such illusions that women are better
We're not even the same; I don't roam around with such banners
I am all for women empowerment 
A lot of my kind need upliftment and encouragement

But, not by proving our counters to be inferior
Because we really aren't similar or superior
We're all just unique and different
And need each other's cooperation

We're here to complement each other
Not to compete with one another
Especially in ralationships, it's about filling in what the other lacks.
It's about instruments making melody in harmony; that's a musician's knack

I'm not suggesting women have to fit a particular stereotype
But neither do men have to mould themselves to be the archetype
I'm attempting to convey that irrespective of our personality and essence
We can support our counterparts, complement them, and exuberate a human effervescence

At the end of the day we're all just human
Let's just be human first before any other dissolution
Just like us, they need our support and cooperation
Let's not feel superior or inferior, and live in that delusion

Male , female and everyone that falls in between
We're all just living chunks of protein
Let's be human first
That's something I'd like to reinforce

So, Belated Happy Men's Day to all the men out there
A day dedicated to let you'll know that we're here, and we care
Thank you for all you do for us, for your families, your contribution to the community and society 
And most importantly for playing your part in uplifting other categories and humanity
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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{Although you can't tell from the image, it was quite a magnified and spectacular sunset that day}

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2 Comments

  1. Hehe Rue me the Moon
    The Full Beaver One
    And A Longest Lunar
    Eclipse Almost

    All the Way With
    Space for A Living
    Blood CoLoReD Moon

    And Yes Celebrating 100
    Months of Heaven Within on
    That Wonderful Beach After

    66 Months in Hell Within Oh
    How Strange How The Environment

    Outside Will Be The Same However Within
    Colors All Differently When All the Colors of Home

    Take the Long

    Way And

    Finally

    Arrive

    Home Within
    Not Really TaKinG

    Part of a Picture Show

    Just Writing my Own

    And Acting It For Real Now

    And Oh Lord i Had No Idea my
    Special Anniversary Month Day on November 19, 2021
    Is Also International Men’s Day As God Yes Honestly

    Hehe Getting

    Out of Hell

    And Waltzing

    Into Heaven Within

    Is Just About Enough

    Reward to Help Everyone Else

    i Come ACRoSS SeeKinG Finding

    THEiR Long Way Homes too As Any

    “Supertramp” Might Sing Along in

    Piano MuSiC And Lyrics too

    mY FRiEnD For What

    Is Life Without

    MuSiC A Dance

    And Song of LoVE

    Inhaling Peace Exhaling

    Love Freely Fresher Evermore

    Now to BREaTHE True No Home For me
    For i Take The Long Way Home The Staycation

    Now For Real…

    i Arrive

    For Real

    ALWaYS NoW

    And True We Are All Unique

    Only Sons And Or Daughters of

    God As Every Leaf of Tree Reflects

    The Oneness of the Whole Living Tree

    Yet Each Leaf Carries On only One View of Tree

    Take The Long Way Home And Lift The Others Up

    When

    We
    Finally

    Arrive
    As Our Unique Fearless Free
    Leaf Whole of Loving Living Tree..:)

    Like

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