When A Woman

"... can’t blame a woman for hating,
when the savage is running wild."

I fear for my daughter in the world today -
she’s just turned 21......
and men are crazier
than ever before.
Obsession’s running rampant -
they don’t care how they behave......
when a woman doesn’t want them anymore.

I don’t know why they can’t accept
that the lady wants to leave,
the stalking and harassment -
something I just can’t conceive,
the sickos appear majority and
make the rest of us look vile,
can’t blame a woman for hating,
when the savage is running wild.

Quit acting like a man-child spoiled
for your pain should be your own...
when a woman says she has to fly...
grow-up and let her go.

You can’t make a woman desire you -
the intimidating fear......
but you may just make the ice
flow through her veins.
Endless texts and late-night calls -
you’ll drive her to disgust......
when a woman has to fight to break these chains.

The tools of manipulation are
transparent when applied,
the pleadings and hostilities -
and the threats of suicide,
desperate child-like tantrums,
to put her in her place,
your flaccid insecurity -
the dementia and disgrace.

Why the hell pursue a lover
who doesn’t want you anymore?...
when a woman says she’s done with you...
man-up and use the door.

Original Copyright © 2008 Stone Bryson. All Rights Reserved.
Written February 2008
About Stone...
Known in many (albeit small) online circles over the past 15 years, Stone Bryson is a poet, storyteller, and essayist. He is working on various writing projects, and lives what he describes as an 'analog life.' He resides in Jackson County, Missouri.

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