Beating the Bans

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Beating the Bans

If you think that I’ve flunked at being a wife
and been 86’d from a domestic life,
was it the pie crust that I made too tough?
Might I have failed at life in the buff?
Didn’t I kiss right? Did I flub the pressing,
leaving a wrinkle in my husband’s dressing?
Did I speak out too much for my kind?
Not take into account that fellows might mind
if I had a career of my own to take care of,
not feeling it adequate I had a pair of
breasts you could fondle or legs I could wind,
an adequate body, a perky behind?
If I’m not the kind of lass you might marry,
the sort who leaves you rattled and wary:
brash and smart and outspoken and bold,
excellent negotiator, stubborn and cold?
If I am unfit as a humble home’s resident,
perhaps I might make you an excellent president!

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12 thoughts on “Beating the Bans

  1. hirundine608

    Anybody that has empathy would make a good President. Better than those elected in the last 40 years. Yeah I know, it rhymes with resident.

    In my limited experience. For a marriage proclamation, it is a bann. with two enns. It seems the dictionary cannot distinguish here. … sigh!
    Cheers Jamie.

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      1. hirundine608

        I see. I was thinking like “Beat the bands”? So, only weak women are married? hehe!
        P.S. my dictionary doesn’t understand the word. Well, it is old english. So maybe that’s the reason?
        not feeling it adequate I had a pair of
        breasts you could fondle or legs I could wind,
        an adequate body, a perky behind?
        Aye, therein lies the rub ….?

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      2. hirundine608

        Remi, true enough. Yet women always close ranks, regarding their sex. All fetus’ are girls, until later in the gestation period. I suffer little illusion regarding my own. Yet, the real irony for me is how women support patriarchy.

        Ofelia my sweetie, is a very strong woman too. Both physically, despite her stature and emotionally. Yet is moved to tears easily. I would not want it any other way …!

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