The Feminine Mystique

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The Feminine Mystique

A free-style Poem

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The Feminine Mystique

Was just that--otherworldly

A concept obliterated

Lack of acceptance neutralized its potency

Equality never happened

Women’s workload only doubled; tripled

A kiss in passing was the norm

Resentment from men caused divorce

Sharing and respect-a long-forgotten concept

Latch key children commonplace

Leaving tots to nurture each other

For parents, the grim reality of life alone

Disillusionment of what was hoped

A depreciated lifestyle is theirs

Seniors with few choices

Children unconcerned because 

The bond never existed at commencement

Women’s liberation only an abstraction; never a reality

That rare single woman may see materialize

But never the family

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Shirley Langton 2020

 


Submitted: November 08, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Shirley M. Langton. All rights reserved.

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