Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Sunday, 28 September 2014

My mother's life

like that of most women
was laid waste by men
despite her resolution
her steadfastness,
her great survival skills,
the bravery of her lifelong refusal
(almost to the end)
to be submissive or supine -
                           
and, through the punishing
advice of men  (to "have the corners
rubbed off him", to "toughen him up"
and to "make sure he does not
become a sissy because he has no father"),
she almost ruined mine.

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