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A Woman's Lament

Poetry By: redskelf

The first line of this poem was a question I asked myself when I saw yet another cookery programme with a male chef. The rest of the poem just developed from there.

Submitted:Jan 4, 2013    Reads: 432    Comments: 6    Likes: 5   

Why are men always chefs, but women just cooks?
How come wrinkles age a woman, but enhance a man's good looks?
Why is grey at the temples of a man debonair,
But the same on a woman has her tearing out her hair?
Some men have a paunch they're proud to display,
A woman flaunting hers would be viewed with dismay.
At forty, an eligible bachelor he'll be,
A female a spinster, unplucked from the tree
A man is well-built, a woman plain fat
And men don't get cellulite. What's fair about that?
And how many married men play golf or catch fishes,
Whilst women are home washing baby and dishes?
So for equal rights and equal pay you can pass new legislation,
But you'll never change the attitudes that cause discrimination.
(Written at home on 05/02/06


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