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Half of a woman

Half of a woman
for devouring man
is not the way nature planned 
for me to live
belonging like chattel
each day I battle
against the culture
that destroys me
and gather like vultures
ready to dissect
and probe 
and look
and feel
Each day I reflect
of how I am scarred
they dissipated my sex
and my future is charred.

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  1. Date: 7/2/2009 2:57:00 PM
    What about the other half? Your first four lines got my attention good. "each day I battle / against the culture / that destroys me", unforgettable.

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 9:17:00 AM
    A passionately written piece, that speaks from the heart and open the eyes of the reader. Well done. Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 9:17:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Joanne. I am hoping to read many more poems written by you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2009 7:43:00 AM
    hmm, what a passionate piece. about the debasement of womanhood. this is awesome. women are taking their place gradually