Reena’s Xploration Challenge- To My Granddaughters

I took the image and suggested prompt below and turned it on its head. As my blog’s primary purpose is to offer my views to my granddaughters, my interest is in their futures as truly strong women who believe in themselves. I would fail them if I suggested a vantage point, that I completely disagree with that suggests they should feel aggrieved or behave like entitled ‘victims’ of imaginary forces SO some may be offended. Hey… so be it.

The picture above seeks to capture your heart,
On terms now used more often to split us apart.
Women are special in their own beautiful design.
Their different abilities from men work just fine.
Equity tells us we need the same results,
It’s our diversity and efforts that term truly insults.
Our sizes and shapes don’t need to conform.
In Nature uneven potential’s the norm.
If you lift up a frog, it won’t learn to fly
Because all his value is swimming, that’s why.
Our potential is honored by being treated the same,
Not by deciding who gets a boost in the game.
Equality tries to promote sunny days
For everyone hoping to shine their own ways
But well-meaning people take an odd pride,
Thinking working achievements require a ‘ride’.
When fudging one’s gifts or in granting a perk,
Equity values no claim to your own work.
You’re not entitled to be all the same height.
It’s your equal chance to grow that’s your right.
The big no-brainer is we aren’t all the same.
Embrace your own talents for winning your game.
Equity enforces shortcuts chosen for some they enhance.
Equality promises you’ll all get a fair chance.

11 thoughts on “Reena’s Xploration Challenge- To My Granddaughters

  1. Like your poem.

    This post shows a picture of three people watching a ballgame over a board fence.
    Until someone decides to redistribute the boxes the guys are standing upon equitably, the little guy cannot see the game. So, is the conclusion that we need a government agency to redistribute boxes so that little guys can watch ballgames over fences.

    Watch the Biden administration. They want a government agency in charge of those boxes. To Liberal Democrats, the issue is putting the government in charge of establishing both what is equitable and redistributing the wealth to established equity.

    Redistribution of the wealth is both immoral and gives government officials way too much power. They are already abusing the power they have, and they want more power. To We the People, that should be the issue.

    1. I was so anxious to put out thoughts on the destructive and divisive nature of wrapping our arms around “Equity” that I didn’t artfully develop my poem. I’ve thought of phrases more pleasing to the ear since, but it was the message I was most concerned about. Thank-you!

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