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FGM

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Female sexuality
Fanatically robbed
Fraught with violation
Forever left in shame.
Folds of indignity
Forceful invasiveness 
Fulfilling love denied.


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*I feel very strongly about this topic.
  Have been meaning to bring it up.
  This Pleiades is short but meaningful.
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Contest: Any Poem#29
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A.
Placing: 2nd

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  1. Date: 9/21/2014 4:56:00 PM
    I love thiss piece but I hate that it needed to be written. Thank you for the advocacy you relay here. xx

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 9/22/2014 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree with you Thvia....things like this should not be happening. Performing FGM is senseless and shameful, to say the least. Somebody described it as 'daylight robbery'. Thank you for a most welcome visit. // paul
  1. Date: 5/16/2014 11:42:00 PM
    Hi Paul, just checking back in to read your work another time and to congratulate you on your high spot winning position in the contest!

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/17/2014 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Welcome Dave...great to see you back again! txs for the wishes:) // paul
  1. Date: 5/12/2014 10:17:00 PM
    It is such a shame to see how women are being exploited these days. And the worst part is that it influences young girls when they see these images of perfection. Then they think that this kind of attention is okay, when it never will be. Thank you for bringing up this topic. Well done, Paul! Congratulations on your win!

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/13/2014 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Kelly! Thank you for stopping by and for your welcome comments, too. txs for the winning wishes...same to you! // paul
  1. Date: 5/12/2014 11:44:00 AM
    - A really great winning poem Paul !! - (it's been a while since I've participated in any contest) - Congratulations, well deserved! - huggs // Anne-Lise :)

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/12/2014 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Anne Lise; so glad to have you stopping by :) must find time to pay you visits more often. // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 7:02:00 PM
    Hey Paul, this is also an issue all over my radar. To take the sexuality of a woman and treat it as a product is such an abuse. Women are not objects. They are not toys. They are beautifully complex beings with strong intellectual and emotional wills. I salute your efforts in this quality write! Congrats on your win Paul!

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/12/2014 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dave. As usual your comments are much appreciated... and the congrats! // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 6:54:00 PM
    A topic not everyone wants to take on. Congratulations on your poem and your win. Love, Joyce

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/12/2014 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree with your comment, Joyce; this short poetic form helped to put forward a delicate topic in a semi-abstract way. thank you. // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 3:44:00 PM
    Congratulations, Paul, on a great win.

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/11/2014 4:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Faye. I think that your entry was extremely good! // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 2:32:00 PM
    The quantity of words overpowered by the quality of words in an impressive way. Congrats on the write and win Paul! Dutch Greetings Elly

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/11/2014 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciate your comments, Elly; glad you enjoyed it! your feedback is important to me; thank you. // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 2:12:00 PM
    Good one. Full support and congrats.

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/11/2014 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Michael! thank you; so pleased to have you stopping by! cu my friend. // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 9:05:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) cu later PAUL just drop by...:) GBU

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/11/2014 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Olive_eloi:) cu later, too. My computer is so slow today; keeps locking...so irritating!!
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 5:36:00 AM
    Admire the chosen theme ,, glad that feeling the women have is perceived so well though rarely by men ! U have said all in just few but strong words Paul ! It's just awesome ! Congrats really a great win!

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/11/2014 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks DR.!! So glad you appreciated this write:) Will be visiting your entry as soon as time permits. // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 2:05:00 AM
    Paul, i had to read this poem, over and over....LOL,,,I wasn't to sure, how I felt about this poem. hehehe. at last, after reading every line over and over... I enjoyed the topic... Thank you for everything, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Have yourself a wonderful night, and a beautiful mother's days.... (enjoy my latest blog if you like) xox~ Linda

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/11/2014 4:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Linda:) First of all I want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day; thanks a lot for appreciating this write which might have been a bit tricky to judge! Very pleased with 2nd place; looking forward to the next contest:) going over to your blog now // paul
  1. Date: 5/2/2014 1:52:00 PM
    This is indeed sad, they do not wish the woman to experience sexual pleasure. This confuses me as I can't understand how a man can fully enjoy the experience if she is not fully participating. This is a horrible theft of part of a womans humanity.

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/2/2014 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I concur with you Richard. It's confused reasoning all the way. Thanks for stopping by; welcome comments...as usual! // paul
  1. Date: 5/2/2014 12:07:00 AM
    hey, I read Debs comment to you below here and wanted to know myself . What DOES FGM refer to specifically? Hmmm, I think I might know!!! Begins with female and ends with mutilation?

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/2/2014 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My fault...but I could not have more than one word for a title (rule of Pleiades form!), so I had to leave that to readers' own investigative attempts! Thank you for the comment and full marks for solving the word-riddle:) // paul
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 5/2/2014 12:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes, a VERY meaningful topic
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 4:49:00 PM
    what do the initials stand for sorry to be so behind the times? ahhhhhh mutilation! [nod] when a culture sees woman as a possession, chattel, they act this way, look at all those little girls captured in Nigeria and they are be 'used' by the rebels. [sigh] taken from a school yard! Light & Love

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/1/2014 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Debbie! Glad you caught on:) txs for the visit and the comments, which I agree with. Take care. // paul
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 12:28:00 PM
    The most precious treasures are often stolen. Trauma seeking redemption. A very visceral write Paul. A genuine sympathy. I respect this Art. J.A.B.

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/1/2014 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you appreciate my effort Justin. Mostly relying on this to pass on the message. cu // paul
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 7:23:00 AM
    You would not believe that this happens in modern, civilized, western societies even today. A couple of surgeons have been prosecuted recently in Australia for this. You would not believe it. Great write, this needs to be out there. Ron

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/1/2014 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ron. It is a message that needs to ripple out to a larger audience. cu // paul
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 7:15:00 AM
    I agree with you, this is a strong message sent about a topic that burns the lives of many a woman, thank you for writing and sharing it, it's a winner in my book luv to you and yours xxx

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/1/2014 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You have adequately described it MR. Thanks for the most welcome visit and lovely comments. /x/ paul
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 5:52:00 AM
    SOUP MAIL!..:) huggs

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/1/2014 6:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Will go and read :) paul
  1. Date: 4/30/2014 2:13:00 PM
    What an important message you've conveyed here, Paul. Very deep and compasionate. Admirable.

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 4/30/2014 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ivo. It's physical abuse that comes under a different wrapper, but still condemnable. cu my friend. // paul
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