WOMBAN

A woman is not a metaphor
for a punching bag.
A woman is not a metaphor
for prey or scapegoat or blame.
If fists have ever landed
on the same place as kisses,
or force has ever replaced camaraderie,
if “fun” has been had at her expense by overpowering or intimidation
where her dignity was compromised or her life was at risk;
then the “man” (and I use the term loosely)
has faulty, defective and treacherous programming
(Who or what has conditioned them so corruptly to allow any of this as acceptable
behavior?).
When man thinks of a woman, the word honor should come to mind.
If they think that a “womban” who opens hers to both receive and give life is less than worthy of being treated with this type of respect;
as a human, an equal, with the utmost dignity, they are indeed not men but predators.
They remain in moral and ethical darkness
Narcissist? Sociopath? Psychopath? Are these walking among us freely??
Beware and be aware.
If any man has this blight attached to his name, stains of guilt on his hands and rationalization on his mind for any of these actions, then he should never by any means or
condition whatsoever be left unsupervised with a woman
(and he should certainly not be worthy of bearing any titles of esteem).
Brutes and monsters need guarding, to be regarded with caution and should be labeled as
such.

To the real gentlemen of  this world.
Thank you for keeping the respect of your gender alive.

And you O Beautiful woman- remember who you are.
Dignity, strength, splendor.

 

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Artemis Skye McNeil

Artemis Skye McNeil is a copy editor and published author of her debut book "Her Wilde Heart" - highlighted at the LA festival of books in 2018. She has been interviewed by online magazines- being named as one of the top 31 modern poets to follow. Several of her poetry pieces have been published as part of anthologies. She has hosted several live poetry events and enjoys meeting her readers at book signings. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA and is working on her second book.

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