Wednesday, July 4, 2018

a better half rightly so!

                                                                                                         Author Briancua
Image: Happily Ever After (here)

11 of 12 given words:
bread, smile, promise,
braid (material woven into a decorative band for edging or trimming garments)
wrapper sleep kiss candle doorbell porch rock

who to deliver the bread?
did it come with a smile?
was it a promise that came with equality?
all braided in a tight understanding
were these arising from the saying
'equal pay for equal work?'

or was it just a wrapper
to provide a cover
to enclose women within?
to sleep with followed by kiss and tell?

women had been subjected
to such indignities

women are to be adored
with candle-light dinners of old perhaps
not a doorbell at the porch
to be rung at random

women have come a long way
strong and stable as a rock
a better half rightly so!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #169
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif  - lady liberty


  1. From your lips to all nations' ears! I like the bread wrapper imagery. Equal treatment would be better than adoration, but truly, Hank, I wouldn't complain!

  2. I like this take on Lady Liberty & love your title. So true.

  3. A long way indeed and hopefully more so.

  4. Always i look to the happily ever after. Yum what a tasty treat this poem. Thanks for droppibg by my blog Hank


  5. Better half and certainly the better looking half!

  6. Thank you Hank for appreciating the females the way we would hope all our sons, brothers, fathers and husbands will.

  7. Sigh. This poem reads like a fairy tale come true, for those, who have survived domestic violence/abuse. Something, I have experienced and witnessed happening to my mom and I, by my younger brother. So do wish, more women were blessed like this.

  8. Wonderful title for a splendid poem of women's lives.

  9. A wonderful poem and theme Hank.