Shhh…

With her brassy, audacious exterior
And her bright blue eyes
Always smiling and giggling
She made no sound
When they striped everything from her

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard

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Abuse

I am no longer the
Steady thrum of heartbeats
When issues against women are
Comically displayed on televisions.
Like there’s something to
Laugh, guffaw, snicker, giggle–
But tell you what, I can name a little
Too many synonymous words
And I can slap them all to your face, too.

You see, she is no longer a suppressed voice,
Unable to tell you
That for all young girls,
You have the right to be here.
You have the same rights to life,
To be alive, to be secure,
To have a good life!
And yet you, in which you call yourself
Superior, tells her,
“You are nothing, go home.”

To see such rudeness from a person makes me very angry.
Because I am angry with the absurdity of it all –
That man continues to abuse their rights of freedom
And in return, women are frightened and scared —
So my question is “Why are you so intent on showing power over her…”
When you are not God?

So don’t laugh it off and make excuses.
Because I will not take any of that crap and nor will she.
I am a person of my own and so is she.
And I am a human being with rights and so is she.

The truth is, many people have no brains.
But for you girls, do not sit still on your couch
While the next police officer asks “Well, what were you wearing?”
To the next rape victim.
Because you and I both know that that is not the issue.

Believe me, when I say, no girl should hang their head in shame
Because they got touched without consent.
It’s not their friggin fault!
No one deserves to be raped (man or woman).
And no, it’s not snuggling, for you who
Even thought rape jokes on t-shirts are funny
Because it’s not!

I am for Gender Equality.
For both man and woman,
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
To be treated with equal respect.
With equal opportunities.
With equality.
With NO judgment.

And why must you counter that?
No man or woman should be victims of abuse
So why not fight?
No human being should live in fear.
So stand up, and smash inequality.
Because I stand for equality and justice for All.
So know that I stand right with you.

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard

So What Are You Fighting For?

There are some days you may feel weary,
As if things just aren’t going right.
No amount of attempts to avoid,
You step into the big mud puddle despite!

On these days giving up would be too easy,
You’d like to just run away.
And sometimes if you just take a step back,
It may be the right and only way.

But at a point you’ll have to decide for yourself,
If you’re going to let them win or loose.
This is the time that you’ll look deep inside,
And see if you have it within.

When you are ready to take that next step,
And show that you are ready to fight.
Avoid what you can and it’s okay if you can’t,
But no matter what happens, know that you’ll be alright.

S O, W H A T  A R E  Y O U  F I G H T I N G  F O R?

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post and stay tuned for more to come! New post coming out this Sunday.

Hope you’re having a blessed day/evening!

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard

My Dearest Sisters…

My dearest sisters, you are an guardian angel in disguise,

You are fantastic, intelligent, and wise.

Always helping me through the good and bad,

You are also the greatest friend I’ve ever had.

Though I’ve put our relationship through some hazy days,

You’ve been the sunlight that has shone in so many ways.

My only wish, it would be,

To provide you all that you have given me.

I will always be there for you no matter what,

If you need someone to talk too, I’ll always be there.

And though I tell you I can’t stand you,

You come back with, “That’s not true.”

We’ve had our fights,

Which lead to sleepless nights,

But in the end, I thank you so much.

My appreciation for you has no end.

You will always be my sister and my friend.


Hope you enjoyed this short poem and I wish you all a #HappyNationalSiblingsDay!

New post coming out Thursday, April 13th!

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard

 

A New World Is Born…

And when the most cruel beings ever to exist had been wiped out

After destroying their planet and each other,

Stuck in their bubble for a love of greed and destruction

A new world is born.

After millennials of a polluted earth

The sun finally shines through the smoke and dust,

Making the once dirty landscape into a beautiful landscape

Animals then continue their lives in a world that was once theirs.

No more fear of being hunted to extinction

No more habitats being destroyed for human purposes,

Just a silent breeze blowing the once bad things to good things

A fresh new beginning for planet Earth

Thus, a new world is born.


I wrote this short poem because seeing our world being destroyed by our own is truly heartbreaking. Life on Earth is the best gift one could have, to live life to its fullest and to see our world’s wonders is something so great, but at the same time, we do not deserve such a gift if we are to destroy it.

This picture shot by National Geographic photographer Anton Petrus, should remind us all that our planet is beautiful and that we should protect it at all cost.

It is my actions that determine the future and hope for this generation and the next.

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard

As Fragile And As Unique

Yes, our people have accomplished so many things.

They’ve discovered the wonders of our world,

Climbed the highest mountains,

Invented incredible things,

Even traveled to the moon and back.

But we can be fragile beings,

A moment of laughter can be driven to tears,

Broken by trust and fault,

Deceived by the most idiotic situations.

And we can be replenished,

Healed by love and trust,

Bandaged by the sand of times,

Recovered by the burden of family.

In the end,

We are fragile beings.

Broken by fault and fixed with love.


I love the idea of something beautiful, like a vase or a painting, that can be broken so easily. And while one might easily toss it aside, the others fixes it. The end result has more beauty than it did before because of someone’s talent, time and love.

Uniquely, I am showing the veracity of the human person. One can be so easily hurt and sad but can be easily fixed with love and trust. In the end, we are fragile beings. Broken by fault and fixed with love.

Hope you enjoyed this post, and stay tuned for more to come!

© Benjamin Lessard – TheBenLessard

Oh Wonderful Water

The water fills our earth,

It understands civilization well.

With a face of golden pleasure,

It puts us under a spell.

Elegantly it makes us feel better,

Whenever we hear its sound.

How magical it is,

It makes my heart pound.

We’d splash inside a cool fresh stream,

How beautiful, how sweet the dream.

A continuous journey,

How amazing, how it will never end.

Oh wonderful water.