Thursday, April 7, 2011

my place



every man wants a strong woman
a do-right,
multi-tasking,
super woman...
he wants the strong backbone
for his household's constitution...
the strong back,
for his late night
pipe-laying
that sweet in the night
restitution..
the strong emotions
to handle his tempermental mood
who can swing back and forth
like an empty swing
in a scenic neighborhood
he wants her,
strong-minded
to tackle tasks
at whiplash speed
and on demand needs
he wants her,
strong like stone tears
working like deliberate gears
longevity like years on years...
wearing many hats
mommy this
baby that
mrs...do it now...
he wants her strong,
like harriet tubman
sojourner truth
angela davis
assata shakur
and sophia before ms. millie...
but wants her,
like a quiet force...
betty shabazz
coretta scott-king...the dream weaver's kween...
celie in the kitchen
shug in the bed
and nikki giovanni in his head...
and STILL wants
buffy the body...
halle the sweetest berry
rich like oprah...
because...well,
God FORBID, he gotta provide...
so he's gotta have a ride or die
who got her own...
he wants her strong enough
to take this dragging by her hair
into his mannish lair,
but, still be modern when he feels like...
chillin...
so, my question is MAN...
when can "I" be weak?
be indecisive,
selfish,
afraid to change...
commit...
submit to love's hit...
why can't "I" be the damsel in distress
and YOU wear the letter on your chest...
why can't "I" be the one to cry,
and complain about the world...
why can't "I" walk away from the kids
and start a new life at a whim...
rebuild my fable
with the next guy and pretend
that it was
all
YOUR
fault...
why can't "I" just lie still
in your arms
feeling wrapped up
and safe?
why?
tell me...
because...truthfully,
all i want
is to be a woman...
not strong,
not independent,
not almighty,
not super...
just a woman...
...for once,
can I have...MY place?

4 comments:

1manview said...

You mean, just be me? What a wonderful filling that would be. Be yourself and not want society say you should be... Love the poetic rant...

Thee_Kween said...

LOL, yep. Be that man. Thank you :)

Reggie said...

Nice post!!!

Thee_Kween said...

Thank you Reggie :)

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