Say something stronger than the back you keep,
carrying the agony of past generations.
Saving the universe again and again,
as the rest of us comfortably rest on your shoulders.
What is more resilient than feet you travel with?
Touching soil and grass
through decades of change.
What is greater than the lips you speak with?
Sharing wisdom and laughter.
Teaching the restless to be patient
and the unborn to live.
Show me a body more capable than yours.
Offering your life to create another,
shaping the future through
the channels of your womb.
Who is superior to a rebel
instigating revolution, everyday
just by staying alive.