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The Woe in Man'Woeman'

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The Woe in Man'Woeman'

Seven ribs made from a single bow
fragile like the morning glow
shaped like an hour glass
bosom like a molded brass
skin like the finesse lace
Thought to move with grace
All from a single rib 
Oh what a gem to behold

Her tiny belly
Carries a life within
Out of the tiny verging hole
Comes the cries of a whole
A pain beyond words expressed
A cry to life the young express
Tears not enough to explain
Memories from the mid-death plain
Oh what a site to behold

From her mammary comes the 
ceaseless flow
Food to make her young to grow
Sleepless when the fever stems
tear like flowing stream
Filled with fear for the baby's life
Never drained of hope as the tot 
Moved from weary to worry
Oh what a misery to behold

Weak as though she's called
Bold as mountain she stands
Her strength lies within her tears
A frail looking being
A giant within 
The woe in man

                      *tot* > a little child

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
    Amazing poem! -Patrick Farley IV

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:33:00 PM
    The woe in a man is the woman.... Good concept guy....

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 5:19:00 AM
    nice piece... thumps up

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 7:12:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem! Very well done here, Ololade! :) Loved it! :) ~Destiny