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Men's Privilege

Man has the upper hand......

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Comment from trumby
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I'm afraid that I don't agree with you. In Australia, the man is always guilty until proven innocent when a lady has him up in court.
Very well written though.
Kamusta.
I'm married to a Filipina.

 Comment Written 23-Feb-2018

Comment from smileycloud
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your humour is almost reality
in some countries it is not humour at all
and you have done very well here to get that point across under the banner of humour
great work my dear
your poem is a fine entry in the contest and the wording is strong and powerful
blessings
have a smiley day

 Comment Written 10-Feb-2018

Comment from Joseph W. Sestrich
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As a man myself, I will say I have found most to be an embarrassment to the gender. But, I must say not all have-penis heads in their upper hands. I think I would hate being an attractive woman with a finely sculptured voluptuous figure having so many men wanting me but not really seeing me. I think most men would leave a bad taste in my mouth, There!

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018

Comment from Debbie Pope
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I personally agree with your poem and your opinion about men never losing. (I hope the word is seldom lose for I have a son in the market.) I know, I can tell, that I agree with your poem, but I am pondering the meaning of your transition from line 4 to 5. Counting their conquests? Excellent job.

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks a lot for the intelligent review, yes counting their conquest., that's a spot on interpretation. God bless. Susan
Comment from Jmf4119
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Your picture certainly supports your premise and your opinion.
Not sure I agree or maybe it's just I don't like blanket statements.

having said that this is very well done.

Blessings
Janet

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks a lot Janet, I really don't mean that all men are like that. I am talking specifically from a different perspective, from my own experience. I am from an island down south of Luzon, Philippines, in a conservative little town where women breath and live in a macho society and where men always call the shots. Even lazy husbands are licensed (figuratively speaking) and tolerated to be idle while wives are expected to be hard-working at all cost, serve their husbands without question., almost required to be subservient to their partner. It is an honorable act and that is how you earn the honor as a respectable and faithful wife during my time in the early 60's.
reply by Jmf4119 on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks for for that information. Now, I have a better understanding of your poem. Maybe I was projecting because in my first marriage - it was exactly as you described and he definitely called the shots.
    My second husband (who is a peach) says, "If momma ain't happy - ain't nobody happy".
    That's not exactly true, but things do seem to go my way. haha
    All the best,
    Janet
Comment from rspoet
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This is an excellent, interesting five line poem
and entry for the contest
I think, perhaps, that cultures vary greatly from one country to another
and individuals vary greatly in attitudes and ethics
Some might suggest that women have the upper hand in relationships
they can say 'yes' or 'no'
Your poem is very well done and thought provoking
Good luck in the contest
RS



 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks RS for the warm response and for appreciating my humble work. God bless.
Comment from Dorothy Fennell
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Well, Nassus - what can I say? You have written a perfect five line poem in 2/2/5/7/5, true to form. Most appropriate picture. Very explicit wording in your poem. Well done. Warm regards Dorothy x

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks a lot Dorothy for the warm response and again for the bright stars. God bless.
Comment from Brett Matthew West
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Poem depicts men are measured by their prowess in landing women in a bar. Poem also states the macho men are the ones who can land the most women. As stated, this is a culture-created misconception. Good luck in this contest.

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks a lot for the perceptive and generous review. God bless.
Comment from RGstar
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Although the image used speaks in favour of your words, we tend to only view it through a certain set of eyes used to. Perhaps we could also view it as 'female seduction' seemingly alone brightly lit at a bar. The emphasis is only a slight one to highlight how we seem to think in a one dimensional when in this category.
Your poem was well written considering the angle.
Best wishes.
RGstar

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks a lot RGstar, I am talking specifically from a different perspective, from my own experience. I am from an island, down south of Luzon, Philippines, in a conservative little town where women breath and live in a macho society, where men call the shots. Even lazy husbands are licensed (figuratively speaking) and tolerated to be idle while wives are expected to be hard-working at all cost, serve their husbands without question and obligated to be subservient to their partner. It is an honorable act to do so and that is how one earns the honor to be called a respectable and faithful wife during my time in the early 60's. I was not able to include this in my author's notes.
Comment from ameen786
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Not sure if I agree....not in this century my friend; but as you said, we all have our opinions; thanks for sharing and good luck!

P.S: ritual has 3-syllables-rit-u-al

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thanks a lot for the intelligent review, I have rectified the slip and edited that line, please check the edited version. I am speaking from a different perspective, from my own experience as a native of an island , down south of Luzon, Philippines, in a conservative little town where women breath and live in a macho c society, where men always call the shot and wives are expected to be subservient to their husbands at all cost without question. English is just my second language, so I usually pronounced ritual as rit-wal. Sorry for that blunder.
reply by ameen786 on 09-Feb-2018
    We both have something in common, I am from India where the male culture is no different than the Philippines. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend my friend.