Dominion



According to the myth of man
he is the dominant sex.
God gave him woman as his own
and on her, placed a hex.

And in the story that man wrote,
woman caused the fall of man
So now it's up to him to be
her master, if he can.

But when her talents outshine his
and she shows her mind is bright
and that she stand for right and truth,
man trembles in his fright.

He can't shut down her brilliant mind
nor defeat her honest soul,
so he does the only thing he can
to regain complete control.

Since he can't tell her what to think,
her uterus he'll claim,
making laws to keep her home
and under his domain.

About this poem

In response to the Supreme Court decision for overturning Roe v Wade

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Written on June 29, 2022

Submitted by janet_1 on June 29, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB XAXA XCXC XDAD XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 608
Words 136
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Janet Muirhead Hill

Janet Muirhead Hill is a novelist who occasionally writes poetry for fun and for self-expression. Her published books include the Miranda and Starlight series of horse stories for middle-grade readers and other fiction. more…

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2 Comments
  • JSChandler
    I like how the poet has addressed a current issue of major importance in the U. S. today with strong emotions while getting the entire message across they wanted to say with such brevity.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • anetteclaire
    This poem is relevant. I understand and agree with the topic and the feelings around being a woman today. The form and how it flows when spoken, it is bright yet not over flowery.
    LikeReply2 years ago

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