Dear boy child,
Don’t laugh much,
Don’t cry when you are hurt,
It shows weakness.
You are nurtured for hard labour,
Pay the bills, and never love the easy life.
You must gym to be muscular,
Be fierce like Dracula.
Love football and not skipping.
Drink beer, alcohol is for real men.
Wear just pants in public, it’s normal;
What are you hiding? Are you a girl?
No one believes your body deserves to be honored and covered too.
Don’t be too packaged outside, that’s feminine.
Don’t gossip with friends, it’s a lady’s diet.
Ignore skincare and fashion, that’s gay.
Go to the gym, you need muscles.
Do the driving, don’t let her drive you.
A guy is good the way he is.
Money is the target, get it at all costs.
You need to be calm at all times.
Use your strength instead of your voice.
Don’t go to the kitchen,
Adanna will fry the chicken.
You have been sentenced to a lifetime imprisonment,
Locked up in the cage of masculinity.
You will only need a good lawyer to explain to these Judges
That you are human.
And it’s okay to want to be pampered,
It’s okay to be emotional,
It’s okay to love fashion.
It’s okay to gossip with friends too.
What is good for the Goose is good for the Gander.
You were specially created the way you are.
It still doesn’t make you less of a boy.
God loves you the way you are.
Always learn to appreciate yourself.