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Sonnet to Thoughtful Women

I did not wish to leave your warm embrace --
   I did not wish for our sweet love to end --
And though your chauvinism's a disgrace,
   I cannot help but see you as a friend.
Perhaps someday a sweeter girl you'll find,
   Who'll do just as you wish for her to do --
A girl who doesn't have a thoughtful mind,
   So she can focus all she is on you.
She'll nod her head, and brainlessly agree
   With anything you say, to make you smile --
She'll cook your meals and serve you honeyed tea,
   And never stop her chatter all the while;
So when your brain cells rot from lack of use,
   You've only you to blame, and no excuse.

Copyright © M. Teresa Blaylock

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Bond of Love

Love shall be the easiest word; to say.
Though deeper than any words do go,
Harder in ways that anyone may show.
True love so much more such anyway.
Shall wipe out any form of dismay,
 If veracity of heart is graciously slow.
When mixed with eyes that seem to glow.
Tenderness rewarding, true loves array.

More than any act, that enriches pleasure.
Flows from, enacted verses; unspoken,
Spirited rapture, with hormonal divide,
From the soul; pure golden treasure,
Enriches feelings beyond any token,
Heavenly bond ensues; when two coincide.

Copyright © cecil hickman

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The Storm

The Storm

 

 

Lily disappeared one hardened season,

            What a virginity stolen from Lagos to continent America

 Whore plantation there, there must be scarcity of flowers in Africa,

            Neighbours mutter in their garden, Daisy gone too with the season.

 

 

Comes raining season, as Children sing “rain” rain” the soil patches,

  They appeared groomed beauty of lust and vain

They must refresh men, thee desire powerful than the orb of three witches

            Beware their veins, woes and diseases, flowing like drain.

 

 

Gone so wild good girls, selling foreign virus in the outlets

            Being brought to Africa, they brought no tablets

And their disease come, grandpa hibernate in the forest

   No herb yet, says the wizard on the crest.

 

 

This season with drops of death here,

            When will your storm be over, here?

 

 

 

Uche Chidozie Okorie

Copyright © Chidozie Uche

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Little Sister the Chef

Being the little sister in a family with mostly boys
Was very hard and difficult liking all their toys
I loved to play in the dirt , could throw any ball
Played "running bases", "tag", and loved "off the wall"

My sister was way older and she was never home
So I was forced to battle with my brothers on my own
I fought my battles valiantly, but each time I would lose
Being youngest in a family,I often became the muse

I cried many tears those many years ago
For competing with those boys,I had a lot to show
I grew older,strong, and smarter and chose a tough career
Cooking for a living in a man's world, I showed no fear

Those brothers had taught me to always fight for what's right
A women could cook as well as a man, and besides I had a knife!

Copyright © Jennifer Marie Oliver

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Sonnet 8: The Perfect Woman

How many gentlemen have chased your myth?
How many captains and how many kings?
How many have heard of your legend fell?
How many poets and how many priests?
How could they resist your tender mercy?
They'll never deny the world at your feet.

How many gentle ladies dread your myth?
How many mistresses, how many maids?
How many have known your calamity?
How many nurses and how many nuns?
How could they ever dare compete with thee?
They'll never deny the world your beauty.

How many people, both women and men,
Meet the measure of The Perfect Woman?


*Michael Dom, sonnet for Nette Onclaude's Take Two contest.

**I had thought of shortenning this poem to fit in 'The Perfect Woman' competition, but I could not do that without destroying the original vision. A pity I wrote the poem before reading the competition rules! Nevermind, it's all good! mt_dom

Copyright © Michael Dom

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TORRENT

A broil, inside, so women effervesce,
spilling from my cottage, armed with platters,
dismissing each storm cloud that presses
dusk. Wind clips my blush roses, scattering

petals onto bare feet as if we are brides.
Laughter electrifies even those weary
who relax by hollyhocks. It’s July
and we’ve become the melt of night, freed

of propriety. When, at last, the rain comes,
maturity un-roots to re-spin legends
on the lawn, belting out a  summer song
with elbows locked friend to giddy-friend. 

Almost steaming, Morrison’s Brown-Eyed Girls
are renewed by verve and this kindred gall. 








Copyright © Cyndi MacMillan

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Post coitum omne animal triste est, sive gallus et mulier

Post coitum omne animal triste est, 

             sive gallus et mulier*

 

Yes, no cockerel who rules the cackling roost

   Will stomach slander from Latin master;

But who will stand aside and let the ghost

   Of hints slur old motherhood’s register.

Manhood must of needs hang its head in pain

   After all the sweat and toil in loins of love;

After millions of squiggly soldiers in vain

   Drop their lean tails at the egg wall alcove.

Only the fool who dares call woman’s bluff

   Shall learn hard way positions in bedstead;

Virile pride will sink in the depths of fluff

   While smooth gym-trained muscles rage instead.

   As they say hereabouts sur le vieil Continent

   La différence, Mon Sieur: lip’s shade content.

 

·     * “After the sexual encounter every animal is
grief-stricken,
excepting the cock and the woman.”

 

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2005-2012. From the collection:

Poems Omega Plus, 2005. Rev. 2012.

Copyright © T Wignesan

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AFRICA

In the kingdom of the Waters
She sits enthroned on its womb
Flanked by the silver facet Atlantic-Indiana
As the barking tides wrestle her marble feet

In the court of the Tropics
She is robed in green foliage of ancient savannah
Adorned with pearls of arid sands,
With ivory mountain and cincture of rift

In the mythic boarder of the Equator
She rests at the footstool of the fierce sun
Comforted by cloud’s tears
And caressed by solemn winds

In the royal neighborhood of Continents
She locks horn with Europe
In the witness of Asia
And her offspring Madagascar 

Copyright © Emerho O. Samuel

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In A Hotel Room

In A Hotel Room

In a hotel room, she lies, literally to herself.
Their meetings filled with desire are brief.
How can she put her dignity on a shelf
Lost, between the crumpled sheet.

As a friend I helplessly watch 
As her happiness turns to shame 
All the joy before is lost
Falling for this hoodlums game.

There is no love in a hotel room
Used for trysts and rendezvous
As she leaves she's filled with gloom
Not the girl that I once knew.

Players play for keeps 
no conscience they can sleep.

Copyright © Jennifer Marie Oliver

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Ballroom Delights

The orchestra was loud when I walked in,
Performing a whimsical waltz by Strauss.
I picked a group of friends and settled-in,
And perused the fineries of the house.
The chandeliers were unevenly spaced,
Creating random spaces of shadows
Where intimate strangers chastely embraced,
And not-so-innocent virgins caroused.
A friendly acquaintance introduced me
To his available little sister.
Turned out she was charming and quite lovely,
So I gave up trying to resist her.
“I would be most honored, beyond measure;
If you’d care to dance, it’d be my pleasure.”

Copyright © Mark J. Halliday

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JADE

JADE
by Rosemarie Rowley

	
I knew you fainthearted what side you were on
When you talked of social reality: not Jesus at the well
With the Samaritan woman, or the invisible loss of power
Which halts her speech and causes His deference

Holding her in trust for what she is.
You can talk of rural communes in China
Till the cows come home – leading them will be a girl
Bearing a key-ring and a dead black raven.

Your ways are sweet indeed, nectar and honey
And vinegar to end it all: you’d let all the
Wells in the world run dry for a principle
And proudly show us the papier-mache women who survived,

Embalmed with bitter hope and urgent salvation,
To tell the tale on electro-magnetic tape.

Copyright © Rosemarie Rowley

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Women are always right

Furiously giving into a man
is the worse thing that a woman can do
when she knows she's right. He will think he can
get away with anything. Telling you
he's the boss and makes the rules from now on.
Last time I checked women had their own mind
thoughts and opinions. They don’t need, "I'm gone,
because your not my sweet old mama" kind
of speech. They need you to admit your wrong,
and tell them no matter how hard you try
that you will never be right. Sing a song
if you have to, just don’t make your girl cry.
Just remember that when you think your right,
your not. The woman always wins the fight.

Copyright © Tiffany Cordova

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Mess in Indian culture

humidity in culture climax.
why's nonsense pain in sex?
killing, rape and abduction,
is women's attitude corruption?
why natural growth is at risk?
the world society is in progress,
but hindu traditions are in mess,
rapes; leader blames a western fix.
no women is protected by law,
nudity for men is women's rape tax.
over the centuries system is slow,
pain in veil is cultural glow,
disconnect women from the growth,
is it only a solution for modern flow?

Copyright © Daljit Khankhana

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The Broken Girl-not me

Is my life not tortured enough for you to see? 
I am broken as can be. 
My heart is torn. 
My tears stain these perfect floors.  
Why are singing with glee? 
Why do you not care about my every plea? 
I am trapped in your arms. 
I am the hopeless moth. 
How did you pick me? 
What is it that you see? 
A girl untouched by life? 
A flower blooming in the desert? 
I have said goodbye to my loving integrity.  
You took that from me through R-A-P-E.

Copyright © Layla Elkoulily

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Women

Women Oh Women!!!
The necessary evil 
in the lives of men.
Women it is that 
makes you extra sad
When nothing in the 
world will make you 
mad.
 
Women are an 
indispensable tool
Even to the 
foolishest fool.
To be in the right 
frame of mind
Try to have one of 
the woman kind.
Then to be the 
saddest man in the 
pack
Then have one of 
them behind your 
back.

They make you mad 
at will
That can't be done 
by the strongest pill.
Just pray that you 
have a good one
That the battle of life 
by you can be won!!!

Copyright © Adesina Idris Dolapo

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Man got power over me

Am dreadful for that man 
Who once took my womanhood away
Leaving me weak and submissive to his way
Thus becoming a woman powerless over him.

In a tingle of last painful memories 
I see myself doing his food, his bed, his clothes
I know in this day am not so different
But in this period of time, I see a woman
Powerful over the man.

I carry the load of being an African woman
Knowing deep within there’s a woman who
Has not yet found her inner free self…………
And so with tears of pain
And a strong amour towards the man
I shall be back to enlighten,
And change that woman ………the man’s sweet slave.


Written between 2000-2003 
Just the young thoughts of the young mind


Copyright © njeri hunjeri

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LOVE FOR THREE WOMEN

LOVE   FOR    THREE   WOMEN



In bays and headlands of my dreams I hear her sweet laughter:     
She strolls along the beach in morningtimes at low tide bright.    
O, like an unworn dress for a feast unknown hereafter,  
My daughter and my better, guide and guard her out of sight.  


Similar but  different.  Passionate.  Lover and  friend.   
My wife’s yesterday-tastes are mine  -  lovebird pigeons homing,    
Looking in one direction, the calculable next bend,    
Bound together through yellow woods in the evening gloaming.    


Grey haired,  she lives forever younger in my memory.    
With music, learning, poetry she set my mind ablaze:    
From high Parnassus, future seeds fed by roots of hist’ry.    
Mirrored in my soul, mother’s eyes return my searching gaze.     


      These three beloved women through my  heart and spirit roam:
      May love for them give strength and  comfort on their  journey home.

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Written by Sydney Peck,   12  June  2011    for

Francine Roberts' Contest   "Sonnets, Sonnets, everywhere!"


Copyright © Sidney Beck

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OUR WOMEN

They stand in the shadows
not a dozen yards away.
They listen to the wind whispering unseen,
in the dept of trees.

They hear the somber sound 
of our war song,
in the dim hills in the distance.
They crouch low
in the ponderous blackness,
of a cold solemn night.


A  night that`s as cold as charity.
A night that will not bear
with reason.
The night we sadly leave home to fight.

Copyright © k k iloduba jnr

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Behind closed doors

I am tired
I am weak
I am fragile

I sit in the corner
My weary head rests on bent bruised knees
The dark and musty room reflects how I feel inside
My bloodstained clothes are torn
I sob into my dress
As I sit
Behind closed doors

Salty tears sting my face
Pain sears through me
I tremble with fear
It hurts
I am critically wounded
I am not good enough
Hopeless and useless he mocks
I made him do this
It is my fault
My drained body and hands shake
I want to sleep

The door slams
Has he gone?
I can’t take any more
My battered body lays still
In the dark stale corner
Silence... glorious silence
He is gone

No more shouting, slapping and kicking
No more clenched fists forcefully contacting my face
Swollen and sore, I cry and scream
He gags my mouth with his fist
My jaw cracks
Pain surges through me
He doesn’t care
An uncontrollable rage, a furnace within himself 
Angry eyes, empty, dark & dangerous.
Evil.

I want to move
My broken bones prevent
My frail shattered body screams in agony
Tortured, crimson blood pours from my wounds
My tattered clothes
Covered in the sticky red substance
My battered, bruised and damaged body 
All tell my story
Of suffering 
Of domestic abuse
Exposing me as a victim
Of what goes on behind closed doors

I lay down, too tired to sit
I feel my life draining from me
I close my eyes
I need to sleep

I am weak
I am tired
I am fragile
I am not scared any more
As my life ebbs away
I am happy to leave
Do not cry for me 
I suffer no more

The angels have come to rescue me

Copyright © Sarah Bryant

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The contest of womanhood

The contest of womanhood
She aches,
For the loss of womanhood 
With an unadorned effort in trying to contest
She purposes to stroll away from the cluttered alters of altruism 
Like a lunatic she searches the confidences of the tempest
For an answer to where; 
Her beauty of youth, 
And the tenderness of her yesterdays has vanished to?
With no courage of finding any she stares still
Expressive of an assassinating disparity
With a rhythm-less thud, she echoes the soreness and torment deep within
And in most of the life time, 
She finds the intoxication of an outrageous battle for identity at the bottom of her heart
She knows, her sentiment will never reconcile and this contest may not be for her triumph.

Copyright © Irene Namajja

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Envious - Sonnet 11:22

This is the greatest struggle that mocks me, 
To be a distant sigh, caused by this queen;
A rose that has yet to compliment thee,
beyond the scope of eyes, already seen. 
There is mystery in her soft appeal, 
a humble frame that solicits my quest; 
and while life leaves us with answers concealed, 
I’m convinced this broad advance is perfect. 
For while life is bitter, this is pleasure; 
To gracefully shatter this mundane silence, 
and dispel the devils space, indeed clever; 
let’s rejoice in brief absence coined timeless. 
With these tendencies forever burning, 
may this one flesh never cease from yearning.

Copyright © Jiril Clemons

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Be with you for ever

I walk threw a war and back to be with you
I jump over river to live with you
I fight the battle of war world I
Then to be with out you
I will run crime race
Then to be with out you
I jump over a boat and jump to a plan
Then to be with out you
I walk threw fire 
And I stand beside you
I swim in the river with shark
Just to be with you
I take four plans 
And wait to be with you
You’re the man for me and I am the women for you
I will fight mike Tyson 
Just to be with you
I lift up a SUV if you was under it
Just to be with you
I go rock climing and fishing 
Just because you love sports
And if I have to take on 100 women to be with you
Know problem because your heart will tell you the true
And you always come back to me.
So tone you light skin brother you’re my best friend and
I want let you go for nothing in this world.
I will still be with you.

Copyright © roselee montgomery

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The Sonnet Man of Stone

How cool would it be to be called "The Thing?"
I bet women would be all over me,
Since this nickname has a very nice ring
To it, and sends a message overtly.
Most women I know could not stop peaking,
If everything was massively large
And rock hard, in a matter of speaking,
Because they love a man who is in charge.
With durability and super strength,
I would be the most unstoppable force,
Being willing to go to any length
To complete my mission and stay on course.
       There would be innuendo in my rhyme,
       When I tell her, "It is clobbering time!"

Copyright © dakarai cobb