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.
Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Submitted on September 25, 2015

Modified on March 18, 2023

1:08 min read
5

Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEAFAGHIJKALMNNHOIII
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,282
Words 220
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 23

Discuss the poem Correcting: Distortion with the community...

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Correcting: Distortion" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 12 Jun 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/68565/correcting:-distortion>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    June 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
    18
    days
    4
    hours
    5
    minutes

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Who wrote the poem "Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening"?
    A William Shakespeare
    B Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    C Robert Frost
    D John Keats