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Equal Segregation

April 13, 2013
By PoetLaureate274 PLATINUM, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
PoetLaureate274 PLATINUM, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
20 articles 1 photo 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have not even begun to scratch the surface of how important your life means to not only me, [y]our friends and [y]our family, but your life, which is a gift for the world that is waiting for you." - Brent Smith.

Man and woman,
so recently equal.
But have things really,
changed from then to now?

Hurt and mistreated,
insulted and abused.
Love mistaken,
for hormones and lust.

The man she promised,
to love eternally.
Returning the favor,
in punches and blows.

Promises to love,
lying through his teeth.
Eyes judge the cover,
before he reads the book.

Sex on his mind,
looking at nothing more.
Love on her mind,
she falls for the trap.

Promises empty,
soon discovered.
The ruse is up,
he has lost control.

Desperate to keep it,
he resorts to violence.
Defenseless as ever,
she cannot fight back.

Fear and anger,
replacing false love.
Clinging to the past,
she denies to see the present.

Triumph and glee,
replacing fear and desperation.
He has won,
using all the wrong methods.

Is this equality?
Is this what women fought for?
Striving to be equal,
only to be beat down again.

The author's comments:
I scribed this one out in Geometry. I took a look at how society was treating its females and how wrong it was. Especially after the grand and great-grandparents of today's women fought so hard to achieve equality amongst men. I may be a guy, but I still support women's rights.

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on Apr. 21 2013 at 9:32 pm
Under-the-Rain GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
18 articles 5 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
Are you ready to go to battle with your mind?- Written by me :)
Lost the battle, win the war//Bringing my sinking ship back to the shore- Paramore, Now

Man, I love your poetry so much! A book that shows some insight to what you're talking about is: The Bluest Eye (caution: if you read this book, prepare for some weird, crazy content. I had to read it for English class)  Your struture is wonderful, and the flow of it is mindbursting!  You can tell that you are writing what you are thinking, most people just spit words on paper and insert some stanza's calling it poetry, but with this poem there is a layout.