NaPoWriMo 2020: Day 13

Often wonder if men
ever comprehend
the long list of rules,
we women are schooled in.

How the “don’ts”
far outweigh the few
“do’s”, we are so
reluctantly “given”.

All wrapped in fairy-tale hopes
that we might be found “acceptable”
by a man who will
“lovingly” care

for us.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/13/2020

Notes: I am using my own media files for prompts for April’s poem a day writing. The image today is a pen and ink line weave doodle. It isn’t meant to represent anything other than a pleasing set of repeated lines. However, each day, when I go into my files, this doodle catches my eye, but I’ve managed to step beyond it, until today. It has always appeared to me to be a woman’s back with her hair (and also her ideas, dreams, and thoughts) in full view. Before coming here, I had a brief conversation with two women about the rights of all women to make personal choices concerning their bodies. Came here and went straight to this image and the poem came quite quickly and with some amount of ease.

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3 Responses to Rules

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Yes, so many “donts” we were raised with. It took considerable time to come into our own and make our own set of “rules”. I think today’s girls are raised with much better messages, thankfully.


  2. Marianne says:

    Nice writing, Elizabeth. And still so relevant. Too many DON’TS in my early life. Growing up, fighting to become me, was a hard process. I never went off the deep end with rebellion, although I easily could have. I’m happy to say I’ve raised a strong woman. My daughter’s smart and confident, has her own business, makes me proud every day!


  3. I am right there with the don’ts. Too, many of them. Nicely said, Elizabeth.



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