Saturday, November 26, 2016

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STILETTO CORRIDORS
I
Cave dwelling
Around the fire the family eats
There's meat on the spit
Woman she, serves her brood
The men have put away theirs spears
Till the next hunt

II
Drawn to the light
At the tunnel's end
He wears the suit
The jacket and the pants
She has laundered them
With acceptance for such is love
She is, the good wife

III
Stiletto corridors
She tick tocks to
A new time clock
She wears the tight, tight skirts
She wears the pants too
Brings home the bacon
And she fries it
STILETTO CORRIDORS © gillena cox 2016


Written for Prompt Nights
When diving into the possibilities of Role Reversal – [36]


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13 comments:

  1. Whistles!!!❤️💝This is absolutely incredible writing, Gillena🤗 I love the title! The fiery and maverick spirit of the woman depicted in your verse especially; "Stiletto corridors. She tick tocks to a new time clock. She wears the tight, tight skirts. She wears the pants too. Brings home the bacon and she fries it" Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤️💝


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. It certainly took time to achieve a measure of equality because of so much male prejudice over the centuries. I can remember in Australia that it was once a requirement that women leave work in some workplaces if they got married! What a great poem Gillena.

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  3. Excellent write, Gillena! Like this very much "brings home the bacon and she fries it". as it shows both her powerful and nurturing qualities. May she break the glass ceiling!

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  4. Happy you dropped in Khaya

    Much love...

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  5. How wonderfully constructed - and have to love that ending :-)

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  6. It's good to evolve to the point we choose pants or skirts for ourselves. I'll choose sneakers over stilettos.

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  7. beautifully done...there is always that natural quality of caring...and the change too..!!

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