Black Poetry : Conformity

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Conformity

    What constitutes the greatest bondage?
    That which exists between a man and a woman
    In holy wedlock – emphasize the lock -
    And don’t tell me I can choose to be
    with whomever I choose to be:
    there is such a thing as social conformity.
    Here is the great leader ready to give his speech,
    shoving his married platitude forward:
    “this wonderful woman without whose support
    I would not be standing here today!”
    and expected response: “I am so proud of him!”
    thus stating they are living in social approval.
    All's well with the world.

    Of course, the children aren’t supposed to know
    about the "Playboys" under the mattress in the den;
    or mom’s dalliances with the hotel manager
    and they do try not to mention
    each other’s previously failed relationships,
    in previously blissful matrimony!
    Nor are the people casually picked up
    in bars or elevators at the convention
    ever mentioned:
    they are the ones who can do no wrong.
    There’s always some obvious scapegoat:
    a Royal Family squabble; a child molester,
    a rapist or a terrorist
    available to sate front page readers;
    the show must go on.
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    C'mon with some more...I'm loving this.
     
  3. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wind...hmmm, i feel ya on that.
     
  4. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You sound like my mama.... very wise sayings, here. Lotta folks don't wanna touch this, though.

    Glad you did.

    SWT
     
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