Saturday, November 11, 2017

Abusing


A drink won’t hurt
You might get a bit dizzy but
a drink won’t hurt.
Because you are such a bold flirt…..
I’ll pour enough to silence consent.
If tomorrow brings a lament,
a drink won’t hurt.



Abuse won’t end
until a woman wins freedom.
Abuse won’t end
because women have to defend
what they wear doesn’t equate whore.
With minds steeped in Jezebel lore
abuse won’t end.

©Susie Clevenger 2017

Real Toads ~ Fussy Little Forms ~ Rondolet

22 comments:

  1. Sussex, this is a powerful piece. In fact, both of them. Perfect.

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  2. There is so much truth in that second rondelet! Women all over the world face hostility and abuse.. so much.. that I sometimes wonder if the people involved have any conscience? Powerfully penned.

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    1. Oh, I pray life for so many girls/women will change for the better.

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  3. So, you won't be supporting Judge Moore, then? The man is utter slime.

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    1. That would be a hearty, Hell no! Yet, he finds support. It is utterly disgusting.

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  4. I don't drink alcohol and I often have to listen to those words 'A drink won’t hurt'. The second rondelet is so true and powerful. When will men ever learn?

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    1. Thank you. I don't know what it will take for men to stop abusing, especially when they use a Bible to Eden blame with.

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  5. When a drink is served with a purpose it becomes a good reason not to drink...

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  6. Love, love, love! We were writing from the same place but mine is perhaps a bit more abstract for the reader and yours is direct and hard-hitting. I think the form, or at least the repetition of the refrain, helped with the message.
    And... I don't know what to do with all my rage.

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    1. Thank you. I started this blog to have a place to take my anger, and to speak for the strength women possess.

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  7. Well penned. Astounding how much is now coming into the light of day.

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  8. Well said. We need to stop blaming women for the abuse they suffer

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  9. I see you have no shortage of things to howl against. Great verse about a disgusting state of affairs.

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    1. I wish it wasn't so, but at least howling is some sort of release.

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  10. I am glad you wrote about this, Susie. Seems like any place is a good place to take advantage of women. Truly horrendous times.

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  11. Love both of these Susie, but that second one is powerful!

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