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Days of glory

Days of glory

These days when women get tortured, torched and raped
In democracies deemed the most enlightened
Remember glorious days women once shaped,
Being  empowered and liberated no end

In my matrilineal*  clan;  where they flourished
In  joint homes, respected, loved and well nourished
Didn’t ever leave home , owned family estates
Kicked and took husbands to suit their tastes and states.

9th Jan 13.

Form : Rispetto: Rhy Sch:a-b-a-b-c-c-d-d/ 11 sylls per line

PS:* We  not long ago had a matrilineal line of inheritance where women played key, powerful familial roles in large joint families headed by a maternal uncle-like figure where men were supposed to work and provide for them, protect and respect them. Women never left homes after marriage,  and were free to reject and receive their husbands as they pleased.

By: S.Jagathsimhan Nair

For Debbie's " 8 lines any kind" contest

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  1. Date: 7/16/2013 10:45:00 AM
    I saw you won with this one. Congratulations. It is nice to know how women are treated in other Countries. i guess those were the Good old days. Great poem, thanks for sharing....Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:58:00 PM
    oh, love the form~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:39:00 PM
    I read this one and then noticed it had just won in the contest. Big congrats, I love how you tell what it used to be like for your women of your country.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Jag, , :-) Congratulations in Debbie's fine " EIGHT Lines any KIND " contest. enjoy your day... PD

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Yes God was a woman for eons before men made her a man ;) Congrad's Light & Love

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 1/13/2013 2:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    man I still don't like that didn't even leave home part..I've been a bird in a gilded cage..it's not what its cracked up to be
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Jag, big congrats on your HM...David

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:28:00 AM
    Congrats on your HM Jag xx

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Thank you for my lesson, always something new to learn. Seren

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 2:41:00 AM
    Always nice to read your poems, Jag - Well done. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 9:52:00 PM
    very well written dear Jag...thank you for sharing your brilliant thought :) <3

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Nice write! -----Lori

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Thank you for the entry! Light & Love