A Woman Ribbed



Ah, borne from man’s ribs.
Woman — preemptively scorned.
O daunting the pain!

Man — dominating…
A woman second fiddle.
Nature offended!

Ribbing a woman.
Intentionally bragging
By keeping her down!

But she will rise up.
Employing her stratagems
Death to sexism!

About this poem

This haiku-extended poem, written metrically, without a rhyming scheme, in the form of an acrostic, serves as an artistic composition to uplift and honor all women as equal partners of the human race.

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Written on January 05, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on January 05, 2022

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX AXX XAX XXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 279
Words 55
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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