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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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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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
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/22/2014 8:51:00 AM
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
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!
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/17/2014 8:07:00 AM
Welcome Dave...great to see you back again! txs for the wishes:) // paul
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!
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/13/2014 11:15:00 AM
Hi Kelly! Thank you for stopping by and for your welcome comments, too. txs for the winning wishes...same to you! // paul
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 :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/12/2014 4:18:00 PM
Many thanks Anne Lise; so glad to have you stopping by :) must find time to pay you visits more often. // paul
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!
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/12/2014 4:19:00 PM
Thank you Dave. As usual your comments are much appreciated... and the congrats! // paul
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
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Date: 5/12/2014 4:22:00 PM
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
Date: 5/11/2014 3:44:00 PM
Congratulations, Paul, on a great win.
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/11/2014 4:32:00 PM
Thank you, Faye. I think that your entry was extremely good! // paul
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
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Date: 5/11/2014 2:47:00 PM
Much appreciate your comments, Elly; glad you enjoyed it! your feedback is important to me; thank you. // paul
Date: 5/11/2014 2:12:00 PM
Good one. Full support and congrats.
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Date: 5/11/2014 2:49:00 PM
Hi Michael! thank you; so pleased to have you stopping by! cu my friend. // paul
Date: 5/11/2014 9:05:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) cu later PAUL just drop by...:) GBU
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/11/2014 2:40:00 PM
Thank you Olive_eloi:) cu later, too. My computer is so slow today; keeps locking...so irritating!!
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!
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Julia Ward
Date: 3/27/2015 2:22:00 PM
Many men understand, so "rarely" doesn't fit.
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/11/2014 6:27:00 AM
Many thanks DR.!! So glad you appreciated this write:) Will be visiting your entry as soon as time permits. // paul
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
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/11/2014 4:33:00 AM
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
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.
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/2/2014 2:05:00 PM
I concur with you Richard. It's confused reasoning all the way. Thanks for stopping by; welcome comments...as usual! // paul
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?
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/2/2014 8:08:00 AM
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
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/2/2014 12:09:00 AM
yes, a VERY meaningful topic
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
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/1/2014 5:13:00 PM
Hi Debbie! Glad you caught on:) txs for the visit and the comments, which I agree with. Take care. // paul
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.
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/1/2014 1:15:00 PM
Glad you appreciate my effort Justin. Mostly relying on this to pass on the message. cu // paul
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
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/1/2014 8:22:00 AM
Thank you Ron. It is a message that needs to ripple out to a larger audience. cu // paul
Date: 5/1/2014 5:52:00 AM
SOUP MAIL!..:) huggs
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/1/2014 6:08:00 AM
Will go and read :) paul
Date: 4/30/2014 2:13:00 PM
What an important message you've conveyed here, Paul. Very deep and compasionate. Admirable.
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/30/2014 2:48:00 PM
Thank you Ivo. It's physical abuse that comes under a different wrapper, but still condemnable. cu my friend. // paul
Date: 4/30/2014 6:25:00 AM
powerful, thought provoker... ... compelling....... yes short but it's compact with its impact.. :), olive_eloisa here.. :) I see you posted two which I did not read yet :D :P been soooo busy busy.. :D see you later Dearie Paul with some cookies.. :D
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/30/2014 7:51:00 AM
Good day Olive_eloi :) Missed seeing you around yesterday; I do understand that you have been busy. txs for the lovely comments. cu later :) // paul
Date: 4/30/2014 1:19:00 AM
Nicely done Paul. I enjoy your writes, and congrats on your contest success. You're the man :-)
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/30/2014 7:48:00 AM
Good day Mel. Thank you for the encouraging comments; your writes too are worthy ones ... that puts me in good company :-) cu // paul
Date: 4/29/2014 6:52:00 PM
Yes, a very important topic, Paul. Good way to use that letter! in her contest!
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/30/2014 7:43:00 AM
Hi Andrea...lovely to see you here again:) Yes, I do feel strongly about this topic. Hope more people become conscious of this sad reality. cu /x/ paul
Date: 4/29/2014 5:57:00 PM
Man, that hit the emotions It may be short but it speaks volumes. wow. Its not right that it happens but it does :(
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/30/2014 7:32:00 AM
Hi Casarah; glad it hit the emotions. Fgm and rape to me do not differ much from each other. Both are condemnable.
Date: 4/29/2014 5:42:00 PM
Indeed, this is a sad but all-too-true poem, Paul. Many women are devoured by the shame of "forceful invasiveness" and never get to experience true love. What is happening to our society? Amazing poem. Length does not make a poem; meaning and feeling make poetry. Another fave for me. Love, Carolyn
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/30/2014 7:28:00 AM
Thank you so much Carolyn. As you say this is a sad subject. It's true that FGM has existed since ages ago, but would have expected that by now more would have been done to eradicate it. // txs for the fav :) /x/ paul