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Brother Pander

Watch that mouth
it’s not necessary
to deride any female
like that – you dark horse
brooding like a pookah
in exaggerated slights
and harmless details
(they’re just buttons –
who cares if they strain)

You imagine Woman
has a power over you
invisible locks and chains
to slow your speedy steps
but it is not She, it’s you
who lust and so
weigh heavy in your aching needs
through each dry day, dragging
a bone in want of a dog

You wary warble over Her
ability to calculate time and place
yet have you ever considered
the cumulative pressure which makes
a Lady good at math?

As long as the word Slut
still carries a sting
sharp as a slap
women will sublimate
their libidos in chocolates
and laundry, blushing

And you – why do you
pound your head against
an unlocked door?
There is no secret password
just the necessary ability
to recognize the feminine
in broad daylight
and comment wisely.

"All the darkness in the world
cannot put out the light
of one candle"

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The following comments are for "Brother Pander"
by hazelfaern

Reminds me of a certain member, who shall remain nameless. Let's just say his name starts with "E" and ends with "vil_bacteria".


( Posted by: Schaard [Member] On: April 20, 2004 )

Brother Pander
I like the expressive attack on the modern day neanderthal man towards women today. I like also how , at the end, Woman was more or less told to "wakeup, your choices put you where you are".
It has TRUTH, and there's nothing in this world more awakening. That's what I got from it. Good work.

( Posted by: silverlilyprods [Member] On: April 20, 2004 )

If Woman Has A Power
Now hold up Schaard, can't have anybody talking smack about Evil, cause I like him. And honestly, there have been writers who've posted more explicit stuff than he has, here at Lit.

I've actually had this poem in my head for quite a while, working it's way around. There are many, many men who think Woman has an invincible power over them. Sometimes I just want to smack my guy friends. Silly, she's not playing coy. She is coy. This is a difficult proposition. Proceed with at least some show of grace and gentility, for heaven's sake.

( Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: April 20, 2004 )

Ah, but I have seen the beast!
Aye, I understand where you're coming from, but I know Evil in real life. Inside him lurk many darker hatreds than he has espoused on, I assure you.

Then again, that's what makes him such a talented poet.

( Posted by: Schaard [Member] On: April 20, 2004 )

good, very good
Strange, that the simple should be so obscure: some words bite the tongue that says them.


( Posted by: johnlibertus [Member] On: April 26, 2004 )

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