Here’s to the men
Here’s to the men that cry
to the ones that admit they’re failing
because they know they’re also growing
and that limits are only in their minds
here’s to the men that take their time
Here’s to the men that wash dishes and stitch dresses
to the fathers who let their sons play with dolls
the ones that change nappies and kiss bruises
the ones that keep on fighting
when it’s easier to walk away.
Here’s to the men that understand our value
to the ones that don’t objectify us or degrade
those that don’t call rape culture our problem
here’s to the men that can hear no
wish us well and walk away.
Here’s to the men that don’t think loyalty’s embarrassing
to the ones who still love us
when their friends are watching
here’s to the men who know that needing someone
doesn’t make them weak.
Here’s to the men that don’t use the word girl as an insult
that don’t use negging to get laid
the ones that found the courage to be who they are
here’s to the men who know what leaves them feeling empty
and don’t just chase it anyway.
Here’s to the men that have integrity
even when were not around
the ones that allow themselves to fall in love with our minds
not just notch us on their bedposts
and pretend that it’s enough.
Here’s to the men that buy themselves flowers
name their houseplants
and sing to help them grow
here’s to the men dancing in kitchens by themselves
thinking they’ll always be alone.
Here’s to the men that call for help when they hurt
and aren’t afraid to be seen
the ones that are courageous enough
to understand bravery is only an option
when you know how it feels to be scared.
Here’s to the men that love powerful women
and aren’t intimidated by success
to the ones that want to build this thing together
because that’s how we make it
strong enough to stand.
Here’s to the men that recognise their battles are fought and won
not in the final showdown
against an enemy unknown
but in the thousand small decisions
that led them to the fight.
Here’s to the men that don’t let history define them
no matter what is said
the ones reaching forward
knowing that though their story shapes them
they alone get to write the end.
Here’s to the men that were told they weren’t enough
but found a way to rise above
the ones who see the beauty in their defects
find their weaknesses and work on them
and instead of hiding who they are step up.
Here’s to the men that will change the world.
they are the true rebels
the mavericks the renegades the titans
here’s to those that will gently break the chains
and challenge the wrongs with love.