A guide to what is right and what is wrong,
A set of rules that we must all abide by,
A reminder of where we belong.
Yet, traditions can also be a shackle,
A barrier to freedom and happiness,
A way of keeping us locked in the past,
Preventing us from embracing newness.
Breaking with tradition can be difficult,
Especially when it's been in place for so long,
But it's essential to find our own way,
To choose what is right, and to stand strong.
So let us cherish our traditions,
But let us not be held captive by them,
For it is only by breaking free from the past,
That we can create a better world for all women and men.