Analysis of Correcting: Distortion

Blown out of proportion is this subject of abortion,
the contorting of a woman's rights to fight or fight back
against the lack of understanding, a direct result of the sympathy withholding,
emboldening the politics of – who gives a sh*t?
Bit by bit they tear away at constitutional promises,
incomprehensible rambles ease the nation into dramatization.
Realization: what if we take a step back, hold our breath?
Discern the importance of a government lacking intervention,
the pronouncement is hard enough as is.
“Tough luck” they say while the dividends we pay.
Such heartache and heartbreak, the mistake that will a life take.
Misunderstood: it's not as if I wanted this –
the selfishness, implied, it's sick.
Or not implied if that suits you, outspoken attack the broken
lives torn apart, too late for a wish.
A prayer perhaps, a time lapse
back to a day when things were simpler, and the pressure was minimal
and misfortunes weren't terminal, and rape was preventable?
Who am I kidding, what has changed that's taken my private privileges away?
I ask that you walk a mile in my shoes, it's harder than you think,
when decisions are life-threatening, and souls are at stake.
This wasn't a back-up plan if precautions didn't take,
this is a life-or-death decision, and one that's mine to make.

Poetic Form
Metre 11101011011010 011010111111 010110100010110100010 1010111011 111110110100100 0010011010010010 101011110111101 0100101010010010 0010110111 1111101011 110100111011 00111111101 01000111 1101111111001010 110111101 0101011 110111010000101100 0010101000110100 1111011111011010001 1111101011110111 10101110001111 11001111010101 110111010011111
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,282
Words 220
Sentences 12
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 23
Lines Amount 23
Letters per line (avg) 45
Words per line (avg) 10
Letters per stanza (avg) 1,025
Words per stanza (avg) 220
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Submitted on September 25, 2015

Modified on March 18, 2023

1:08 min read

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