Analysis of Harass me, embarrass me

Michael Drewes 1944 (Herzhausen)



Harass me, come on,
embarrass me,
harass me sexually.

I want to ruin
your blasted reputation
with a legal accusation.

Are you a politician,
perhaps a senator,
or a movie mogul,
or a sexual predator?

Are you a womanizer,
perhaps a misanthrope,
or an equalizer,
or a guy without a hope?

In the game of shame
who is to blame?
Who is to blame?

What you do,
what you do
will come back to you!


Scheme xaa bbb bcxc cdcd eEE FFf
Poetic Form Tetractys  (30%)
Metre 01111 0101 0111000 11110 110010 1010010 110010 010100 101010 10100100 110100 01010 11100 1010101 00111 1111 1111 111 111 11111
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 412
Words 99
Sentences 8
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3
Lines Amount 20
Letters per line (avg) 15
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 49
Words per stanza (avg) 13

About this poem

This was my reaction against sexual harassment by big and influential magnates who could get away with it. I also have set this poem to music.

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Written on November 10, 2017

Submitted by michaeld.67199 on September 05, 2023

Modified by michaeld.67199 on September 05, 2023

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Michael Drewes

Michael Drewes devotes his time not only to composing music but also to poetry in German, Spanish, English and Hebrew. more…

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