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Poem - Egg Shells

The poem “Egg Shells” was inspired by the movie quote, “Men are very fragile. They can get crushed down if you assert yourself in any way.” The sourcing movie is “The Love Witch”.

Egg Shells

Egg shells are steel if you compare
their thickness to the ego of men
as the most brittle becomes the firm
when likened to virile now turned to gel

an ivory casing enclosing a child
so much mature than what you’ll find
when considering the alternative
defined by the breadth of masculine

this latter found brittle under the press
by the gentle gender thought to be weak
the folly of assumption is the downfall
of the conceited now under stress

tables are turned when the females
address the ills too long embraced
demanding accounting for the past sins
and looking to futures without abuse

assertion becomes the long remedy
against which the macho cannot resist
with their intention to rule from above
then finding their place on top of rug

consider the fragile when you progress
pushing forward with remedies
machismo more dainty then shells fresh from hens
shattered when justice is at last found.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20181204.
Tags: feminism, poem

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