1) You were property Birthed female, sold in marriage Female means no choice. 2) Your brothers became Famous, brave, heroes of might Rich chivalrous knights 3) While you embroidered Quietly their coat of arms Prayed for their safety. 4) Poor beautiful you Married into slavery They said be grateful 5) Where else could you go?…
https://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/PLATE60DX.HTML (This poem is dedicated to feminists, both male and female): 1) How did it begin? Was it Benjamin Franklin? Who invented them? 2) Torture in disguise Who invented high heels why? Chinese foot binding. 3) Originally Unisex, gender-less Meant to avoid mud? 4) Both sexes wore frills Make up and embroidery Powder faced with…
I’m an Amateur I’m Here for Love Not Money Manifest Artist.
Toilet water flush Swirled into oblivion funeral cyclone. The female beta tank has failed. All the peaceful ones were attacked until they died of their wounds. Stripes’s entire fin was ripped off. It made me lose heart. She had survived by outwitting the agressive ones by grabbing her food and diving to her hiding spaces….
1) It feels like high school When I was a super fool Unrequited crush 2) Why does a crush hurt? Disappointment feels like loss Though it’s not real love 3) Imaginary Dreaming a future never Hope wasted pretend. 4) Peered eyes to my eyes Said I want to be just friends Nothing more again. 5)…
https://unsplash.com/@inasoulisphotography 1) False sunrise mistake it turned out to be a hoax coaxed with foolish hope 2) Nothing to discuss There’s nothing left to adorn no more illusions 3) Codependent dope You thought you could protect him Save yourself instead.
Sweet seconds with you are worth more than false lifetimes, alone, forsaken.
1) My heart’s little hurts already stark following dim ghosts cloaked in moon 2) Disclose the sudden tiny world will never bloom Break the bowl apart 3) Hello Goodbye lark a sad finish at the start Bandage it with Art.
Without them we’re lost They remind us of Wonder Truth and Innocence.
Stan Lee You Saved me, Your Stories Helped my Brother, He was my Hero.