Wonderful powerful succinct poem. A "reality sandwitch" sadly rings true.
What is man?? The answer to this difficult question will vary so widely between many groups of men and many groups of women. This conceptual and rearing fog together with a society that has learnt to practise extreme violence "politely and in a civil way" can bring out the monster from the being whose raison d'etre in an evolutionary biological sense, has been the ability to survive, love and multiply without violence!
WELL WRITTEN. BEING BORN WITH THE MALE SEX ORGANS DOES NOT A 'MAN' MAKE. CHARACTER AND CONVICTIONS SUCH AS YOURS IS WHAT MAKES A 'MAN'.
TRUE 'MEN' DO NOT RAPE WOMEN. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS WORK FILLED WITH THE PHRASES AND IMAGERY THAT SUPPORT YOUR THEME WELL. GOD BLESS YOU AND THANKS FOR SHARING. JOYCE
Thank you for this strong, brave poem. Rape is ugly, violent, cruel and an assault on intimacy, sexuality, romance and love...to be condemned and punished each and every time if possible. Again, thank you, you speak for so many of us.
What is it that makes
a man rape, a woman,
God, if it is a manâ€™s way
of asserting himself and his superiority
then I am ashamed of being a man.
It is not your way nor is it mine, Bhuwan. My father once told me that a man should never strike a woman; not even with a flower. Thank you for sharing this meaningful write, my friend. Love and peace to you,