Put to rest Adam’s story,  a myth written  by  forty men of diverse background over the course of fifteen hundred years and followed by the clergy for centuries.  We bow our heads to  patriarchal rule,  a not so thinly disguised tide of misogyny beginning with Adam’s lassitude.  Many of us  have forgotten who we are,  accept that if we are brutalized it is our fault.  Brutality is about power not lust.
As long as time
she has endured
thundering boots on
feathered feet that soft
as moonlight dance beneath
the dominion of praise or condemnation.
Her words, intrepid sprouts
taut as the curve of a bow held back
reveal her power,
he sees it in her eyes.
 
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      1. Haha thank you……..blondes red-heads or brunettes, pretty or plain, plump or mature 🙂 I love the fair sex all. (Note I dig deep for lol this….)

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  1. This is one of those times that I wish that I could respond with a clever and sophisticated comment. But I can’t. Your commentary and poetry gives me beautiful silence, as I contemplate the poet who wrote this. Amazing.

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  2. Loved your post so much! Awesome, powerful and raw and most of all True! I think the truth of the matter is that men fear the power and hold women have on their hearts and fight back with domination. Pretty stupid and wrong. Really a great piece! Loved those eyes – as always. Wise men don’t get into stare downs with women because they always end up the losers and it usually costs them a lot in so many ways!
    Chuck
    xo

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    1. That’s so true Chuck, there’s a lot of chemistry going on but destroying careers, etc. is not acceptable and has been going on for a long time. Of course just as egregious is false accusations. Re eyes, that works both ways. 🙂 Thank you for the lovely comment. xo

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    1. Thanks so much Diane. I was not expecting a strong response to this but the past several weeks has unveiled so many very harmful actions with disastrous results affectimg women’s lives, careers , etc. I am not a rabid feminist I adore flirtation and falling in love but not power grabs ( pun intended)

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      1. It’s a good thing that you constantly raise that bar – I must add, a bar long since set to highest standards. One day a collection of your work needs to be available for lovers of poetry to lose themselves in.

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          1. Wonderful. I’m in one of those spells where my herad is empty of words. Do I simply go the Bookrix.com and type in your name? Given the freezing weather in these parts plus my lack of words, you have sorted out a boring and fast approaching Sunday for me. My thanks.

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  3. Thank you for your like of my post on The Bells Of St. Mary’s; you are very kind. I want you to know that I have thought of you often, especially concerning our talks about Savannah. Recently, I shared much of Savannah with a young woman who lives in Maldova. She had previously read the book, “Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.” I trust that all is well with you. Thanks for being a friend.

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