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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes 

A Collaboration Between: Pandita Sanchez and Eric L. Boddie 
Written on September 30, 2015


As beautiful and smart as you are, 
you always seem to take it too far. 
I know some of it is just; 
but there is still so much that never needed to be discussed. 

It could be that you too often misunderstand me, 
overcomplicating and seeing life differently. 
They say men are from Mars and women from Venus, 
so things will never be simplified between us. 

Tell me, what am I to think - 
I mean, your mood changes within a blink; 
so much emotion can sometimes get in the way, 
you like pushing buttons - what's that shade of gray? 

One minute you say that I’m too emotional; 
then when I prove to be your equal, you call me irrational. 
Is it just that I’m way too much woman for you? 
And, perhaps, you really don’t have a clue? 

There you go again thinking you are all that; 
that's the reason we are always off track. 
I love everything about you, but I tire of the stress; 
and I can't calm you down unless I get you undressed.

See that's exactly what I'm talking about - 
resorting to caveman tactics makes you believe you have clout; 
but you're no longer a boy, so you should know better, Boo, 
you're wearing me out with your commitment issue. 

You see, I just can't ever win. 
So don't stand there trying to pretend 
like you are faultless in all of this; 
but the blame always hits me - it has never missed.

While I admit that I’m not totally blameless,
I’ve been the one who‘s always willing to do more while you do less.
In fact, like Rodin’s ‘Thinker’ you just brood over our problems;
but I’m the mover and shaker who actually try to solve them.

You know what? I am done with all this… 
I mean, you know I am addicted to your sweet kiss 
which, consequently, makes arguments hard to resist, 
all because there is not a feature about you I want to miss. 
So please just let me say - 
the indifferences need to end, and let's start anew today.

Well we don’t need to be arguing all the time sinking into quicksand,
if like two adults, we address concerns before they get out of hand.
But in spite of what our differences may be,
I know we love each other to the nth degree; 
and in the end, we know we’re worth it, and we’ll see, 
man and woman, we can work it out together, Baby, you and me. 

 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/3/2018 11:13:00 AM
I love your writing style. Creative with flare and character. Well done!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/3/2018 11:26:00 AM
Hi Derani, I am so happy that you enjoyed this piece! Thank you for visiting and for your welcomed compliments! Thank you, thank you! Pandita
Date: 12/4/2015 1:03:00 PM
PANDITA, You have very brilliantly emphasized the fact that differences between man and woman remain on the physical plane,their souls are bound by a string that always keeps harping in order to make a harmonious melody called LOVE.I liked it.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 12/6/2015 3:10:00 PM
Hi Vivek, thank you for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments and compliments! Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend! Pandita
Date: 10/16/2015 8:21:00 PM
ahhh, it ended so sweet!! Good job you two. I really liked your duet!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/18/2015 12:14:00 PM
Dear Andie! Thank you ever so much! Your kind compliments always mean a lot to me! Please enjoy a relaxing Sunday! Pandita
Date: 10/8/2015 12:06:00 AM
I'm seeing so many wonderful writes today! This is one of the most engaging dialogues in a collab work! Loved how each of you aired you POVs. Good work, Pandita and Eric! hugs!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/9/2015 6:24:00 AM
Dear Kim, I am so happy that you enjoyed our collaboration! Thank you for your continued support and special compliments! Thank you, thank you! Pandita
Date: 10/3/2015 7:04:00 PM
Glad I found this brilliant piece tonight. Kudos to you both for such an awesome team effort. This gem deserves greater than a 7, but the seven will just have to do..
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/4/2015 5:04:00 PM
Many thanks to you dear Robert for complimenting Eric and I on this collaboration. We especially appreciate the high praises and high score coming from you as one of our most highly acclaimed poets! Thank you, my friend! Pandita
Date: 10/3/2015 7:03:00 PM
Glad I found this brilliant piece tonight. Kudos to you both for such an awesome team effort. This gem deserves greater than a 7, but the seven will just have to do..
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Date: 9/30/2015 11:50:00 PM
Pandita, you and Eric have penned a great collab. I enjoyed reading this piece from the beginning until the end. You both have caputured the essence of a relationship between a man and a woman. Great job! :-) Alexis 7
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/1/2015 11:33:00 AM
Dear Alexis, I am so happy that you enjoyed our collaboration! Thank you for your continued support, special compliments, and high score! Thank you, thank you! Pandita
Date: 9/30/2015 4:31:00 PM
you already know how I feel about this....I just hope others appreciate my assist....to the wonderful talent you always display....because truth be told, Love happens this way....;)
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/30/2015 10:23:00 PM
Awww! I give you all the credit!:-)
Date: 9/30/2015 4:23:00 PM
Hi Pandita, BRAVO to you and Eric for this excellent piece symbolizing the conflicts that males and females go through as they come to grips with their relationships. I enjoyed reading this piece and you guys are so witty and creative in laying it all out. I especially love the conclusion which shows that even though their are natural conflicts, when you care enough, you can work things out! It's a fav for me and a-7! Kika
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 9/30/2015 4:30:00 PM
Kika, thank you so much for your kind words, lovely comments and high score! Eric is a very talented poet who masterminded the whole endeavor, and we managed to work through the whole process cohesively while having a lot of fun putting it together; so I am glad you enjoyed it! Warmest regards. Pandita