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The Nature of Man

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The Nature of Man

It is the nature of man to pursue
And woman’s to be pursued
Man must do the wooing
And woman must be wooed

It is the nature of man to conquer
And woman to play it coy
He must be the strong one
She must act like his toy

It is the nature of man to explore
And woman’s to be sedate
He must push the limits
She must make him wait

Ah...woman, you are to hold back
And make him beg for more
You must keep yourself aloof
And just hint at what’s in store

You must give a only a portion
To keep him from discontent
Must be sparing with your love 
To make his jealousy hell bent

For it is the nature of man to chase
And woman to lend to the chase
But learn this from me, angel
These notions are vile and base

For if your man has such a nature 
And slights your consuming love
Don’t waste on him your passion
Escape on wings of a dove

For love knows no rules or decorum
It will do what it may please
So do what you fancy best
Be assertive when you tease

For know that when the day‘s done
And you are lying in bed alone
You must be true to yourself
Strip “Nature” down to the bone.

Obey the voice of your heart, love
Don’t fall prey to “nature’s” game
Be a woman of these times
And put these silly rules to shame!

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  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Wow another masterpiece! I do enjoy pursuing but there are times when I appreciate my lover being aggressive and taking the lead.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/25/2013 1:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, of course....it all depends on the mood of the moment, doesn't it. Thanks ever so much, RIchard...Knowing you've come to my older work really moves me. A masterpiece...How delightful!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 6:12:00 PM
    Now, this is an entry that really grabs and holds your attention. Cute, in just the right places....Kinda like you. Congratulations, sweetheart .... Jake

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/25/2013 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, John. Very kind of you to say so!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:08:00 PM
    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my dear SKAT! I do appreciate your visit! :)
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Eileen, this is amazing...your words of wisdom so true and inspiring total empowerment :) Congrats on a well deserved win :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm so moved by your post, my dear! Hugs galore! Yes...I'm all for empowerment. When you remember the part of the world I live in...makes it doubly meaningful!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Congrats on you win with this lovely poem. Loved always, bl

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, BL....glad you stopped by. :)
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 6:01:00 AM
    There you go again! Congratulations

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwwwww.....thanks, Judy. you are too good to me!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 1:29:00 AM
    congrats Eileen: Be a teaser not a pleaser...LOL SuZ

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a lovely motto! I do try, Suz!!!!
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:06:00 PM
    Eileen.... congratulations... from:Linda

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks ever so much, Lina...I'm tickled pink!
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:39:00 AM
    ha Eileen I like this but it is as you say from a woman and I do agree with there should be no rules...David

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 1/20/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Don't get me wrong, David! The battle of the sexes isn't a battle if we learn to co-exist! Personally...can't live without men! ;) Hugs!
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 10:01:00 PM
    Very good poem.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 11/3/2012 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Jon! :)
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 4:08:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this, Eileen...Excellent writing! Annalise

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 11/2/2012 9:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Annalise. So glad you enjoyed it. :) Have a wonderful day and thanks for using the adjective you did. It is so wonderfully heartwarming to be affirmed .
  1. Date: 11/2/2012 2:48:00 PM
    This is a delightful and well written poem Eileen. - Have a lovely weekend - - / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 11/2/2012 9:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne Lise! Thanks for reading my poem and for this lovely comment. So sweet of you to take the time to encourage me. Have a wonderful weekend filled to the brim with lovely blessings. :)