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Below is the poem entitled 36-18-34 which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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               *                             *
               It                            was
         fashioned                 on fiction
         an illusion                that men
          desire only certain  numbers
           as thOugh we are mOlded 
            on an assembly line with
                rulers and thin wires
                 and so proper ladies
                     corseted waists
                         so tightly
                         that they
                    fainted, unable
                 to breathe, denied 
              the rights to adventure
            and liberty. Then women
         realized that heels are meant 
          to be kicked up and breasts 
              should not be punished
                        Thank you,

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  1. Date: 7/5/2013 8:12:00 PM
    Cyndi, it's an amazing SHAPE, so perfectly made. While I love this poem, 36-18-34 is too skinny for my liking, lol:) Jag

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 12:08:00 AM
    I am a male who grew up in an open-minded culture on the West Coast....we didn't 'invent' chauvinism, and we tried very hard to the best of our ability, to help break the cycle. This shape poem is a very cool concept(yeah, I used "cool" in this comment lol). Well done. I am not into corseted waists, nor am I into anorexic, stick women. I like a huntress with some muscle and a growl....not a dainty, submissive, "Yes Master!" 'thing'.

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 10:15:00 AM
    These are hard to do but you did it was seemingly ease..Thanks for the condolences on Gail's blog..Sara

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Nice write, but woman aren't made from assembly lines? Next you will tell me Santa isn't real too!!!!!!!! :)

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:54:00 PM
    oh my lord, i am reminded of those times when women had to bind themselves... in japan and china, females had to wrap their feet... an empowering write shaped to imply our sense of liberation... i melt, cyn!..:) huggs.. soupy you tomorrow..:)

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 9:38:00 AM
    ;D Great job with the shape as well!

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 2:51:00 PM
    WOW! WOW! WOW! Bravo Cyndi,the woman's got skills.Hugs.

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Spectacular! Absolutely spectacular! I love what you did here. Strong, strong message here!