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Books
· Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments

· Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatment

· Suicide Warfare: Culture, the Military, and the Individual as a Weapon

· Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

· Women of Afghanistan in the Post-Taliban Era: How Lives Have Changed . . .

· Women Political Leaders in Africa

· Female Suicide Bombers

· Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues

· The Cuban Family: Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship

· Paternity and American Law


Short Stories
· A Woman Confesses: It's Never Too Late For Lessons In Love -- And LifeLessons in Love and Life


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· Sage Book Chapter: Women Political Leaders in Africa

· Female Genital Mutilation

· Terrorist Attack & Natural Disaster Preparedness

· Susan Cook-Jahme, AuthorsDen, Newsletter Review

· Warren V. Keller: A Visit to His Roots

· Properly Trained Servicewomen Can Overcome Physical Shortcomings

· Overturning Paternity

· Sexual Harassment

· Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989)

· The "Dear John": Rosemarie Keller Skaine to Bob Trentz


Poetry
· Crossroads

· Eventide

· He Does Me Wrong Song

· Iíll Remember You

· Little Girl, Little Girl

· Wait

· We Live

· I Am Well Fed

· My Horse II

· The Precipice

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  Eighteen by Ten
by Rosemarie Skaine
Monday, July 21, 2003


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Written June 4, 1981
© Rosemarie Skaine, 2003


Eighteen by ten
My cell.
Tho' the door
Remains unlocked
And the key mine,
Eighteen by ten
Imprisons me.


It has been said
Of the "boundless" in me
Nothing,
Even
Eighteen by ten can
Imprison me.


Seven years
I have served
This open-ended sentence,
Barely escaping
The hangman's noose.
Rope burns to prove
Eighteen by ten
Imprisons me.


And so
I shall continue
Unrehabilitated
Unable
To face
The real world
As my face wrinkles
And I use myself up,
Castration
My lot
As
Eighteen by ten
Imprisons me.


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Stark and sobering thoughts, Rosemarie; thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
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