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Read Poems by Eileen Manassian

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It's Hard to be a Woman

It's hard to be a woman, I confess
Must care about your looks, your walk, your dress
you're told time and again, you're meant to please
and so you wax, and shave, and pluck and tweeze

It's hard to be a woman, I confess
you need time to dress up AND to undress!
Your dainty negligee's there to entice
when love is done, you rush to add the spice

The soup is bubbling over, must work fast
desert's still baking, make the supper last
when supper's done, the kitchen you must clean
And God forbid if you've no time to preen

Before they're all tucked in, make sure to pray
That you will shine at work and then at play
You get between the sheets and sweetly sigh
"My lover dear, close eyes, I'm close nearby

And should you wake from sleep and need some cheer
the kind that man all need from ladies dear
Well, then reach out and fill your every whim
Just let me sleep on through, keep those lights dim

I need to wake up early, feed the clan
and put away each dish and pot and pan
I need to rush to work to serve my boss
If I'm not there on time, oh, he'll be cross

Before the day is done, I'll get a wax
In fight against those hairs, I can't be lax
Perhaps I'll get back home by half past six
In time to add some nuts to patty mix!"

It's hard to be a woman, night time creams
and aging nightmares clash with youthful dreams
It's hard to be a woman; rub those heels!
make sure you're baby soft, use fancy peels

It's hard to be a woman and play dumb
So's not to scare the macho minded chum
It's hard to be a woman and appease
When no one says, "Thank you", or "Dear", or "Please!"

It's hard to be a woman, but I am
I'll spread that peanut butter and that jam
But I'll not hide the fire in my soul
to make some man feel strong, completely whole

It's hard to be a woman, this I know
that eyes are watching everywhere I go
It's hard to be a woman, glory be
No one can be a woman quite like me!!!

Eileen Manassian

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 6/20/2017 11:56:00 AM

    Your painting of "the woman" is a beautiful mindscape.
  1. Date: 6/19/2017 9:03:00 AM

    How true! Awesome write lovely! Mum would say to me "you'll never find a man if you don't shave and don't stop eating so much garlic" LOL I imagine you and your feminist principles being a magnificent role model for your daughter. Bless xoxo
  1. Date: 6/18/2017 5:57:00 PM

    oh you sure made me smile Eileen its so great to read this tongue in cheek write!:-) that final stanza packs a punch - go tell em girl! hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 6/18/2017 4:59:00 PM

    Gosh!! What an entertaining write, Eileen!! Housewives have it hard, but career-housewives have it even harder! But is it enough to make you wish for a sex change!! I love the ending...so it appears that there is also pride in being a woman:) Go show 'em you'll not be overcome! Hugs // paul
  1. Date: 6/18/2017 2:24:00 PM

    exactly! great write :)