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Iapetus and Clymene bore Atlas-
Gaia’s and Uranus’ brood Zeus displaced.
Golden Age before gods Titans ruled thus-
On Atlas’ weary shoulders Earth was placed.

Broad brawny shouldered Atlas depicted-
With straining power holds the world aloft.
Picture of unyielding sinew belted-
Too great a task for woman who is soft.

Male pride sneers in disdain at frail woman-
While charging to destruction that’s insane.
Hunters laugh at those who tend the garden-
Amazons create fabric that sustains.

Is strength a force that causes destruction?
Or a tide of unstoppable ocean?