Caged, Yet Unaware

20 x 30 oil on canvas
20 x 30 oil on canvas
Helplessly, in the hands of her captives,
A delicate fowl is coerced to create. So
Too, not allowed to choose, young girls, still teens,
Must mate for reasons parental; money, class or race.

A world of Nature uncovered. The male birdcall
Discovered, able to boast perpetuation of his species.
But sadly alike, not only for reasons loud,
Merely to be “man”… the world will now take you seriously.

To bathe first, to eat first, he must quench his
Thirst, first! The hen, no value but sex must wait.
No matter her mind, talents, skills above equal,
A woman shall be woman, with compensation too late.

Darwin’s order set forth her feathers, lacking of colors.
Bright for him, however, not too dim for all to see.
Contributions many to the advancement of Man,
Behind the door unseen, a myriad of women.

Dominance shall rule amongst the pecking order.
“His choice sets the standard to what’s appealing.
Hair color, body weight, breast size all; an object,
A plaything, she’s his toilet – which brings relief.

Why would Mother Nature approve of such things?
To drive all mothers to teach their daughters of accepting.
Worse yet, her human intellect, can today believe,
“It’s a man’s world. And I am still not worthy.”

One can understand it was priceless in the dawn of Man.
This world demanded dominance, power to
Protect his clan. Today, they claim God’s will, so
Religions and traditions continue by duping their daughters.

Let’s abandon the lie, believing all men are equal.
Do we dare punish the sensitive, our thoughtful?
Naturally nurturing, these life-givers uncaged, could deliver
A world without war, conceived in love, blind to gender.